How did an antiquarian record Arbor Low in the 1700s?(read more)
DERSB : 2015.4.6.372
Flint scraper found near Gib Hill, 6,000 - 3,000 years old. Collected as part of the Peak Lithics Transect carried out jointly by Manpower Services Commision archaeological scheme and Arteamus.
Gib Hill is the site of a prominent round barrow close to Arbor Low henge monument. The round barrow was built around 4,000 years ago in the early Bronze Age. Cremated bones were buried inside in a stone box (also known as a cist). However, the barrow was actually built on a much more ancient mound. Archaeologists believe the site may have originally been the site of a long barrow, built around 5,000 years ago during the Neolithic.
Scrapers are a common stone tool found in many forms. They had many uses such as removing hair and fat from animal skin, and scraping bark to make sticks and handles.
- Credits: Collected during 30 years of field walking surveys but the Peak District National Park and Artemeas
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)
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Evidence suggests that the landscape around Arbor Low was used for thousands of years, even before the henge and barrows were built(read more)