Sunday, 13 May 2018

Clevelands Prehistoric stone fishing sinker .

I excavated this piece from the Stainton gravel beds 2 years ago , ime now sure it was used as a fishing sinker , and ime also sure like many other worked stones I've discovered it is made from a flint not from this area , confirming my theory of an ice dam release causing major flooding that killed both Humans and animals not long after recolonization after the last major cold period .  Making the piece 12 to 17000 ybp in age .

 The deliberate wearing on each side  of the flint speaks for its self .



 Ive found and excavated many fishing related pieces from the Stainton gravel beds reinforcing my theory of a gradual re population of this area before a huge ice dam release from the mouth of the esk valley . 

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Please feel free to correct me on any part of my blog, i would also welcome any help that can be offered in correctly identifying some of my fossil finds All the best to all Heath.