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  Explore a wide range of Prehistoric Objects discovered in the North Pennines. The objects date from the Mesolithic period
10,000 - 4,000 BC, Neolithic period 4,000 - 2300 BC, Bronze Age 2,300 - 700 BC, and the Iron Age 700 BC - 43 AD.
           
 
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  The Tortie Stone
Description: A large sandstone boulder covered in Neolithic rock-art
Original Location: RSPB Geltsdale Reserve, near Hallbankgate

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  The Tortie Stone
   
       
  Neolithic Polished Stone Axe
Description: A Neolithic polished stone axe of the 'Langdale' type
Original Location: Whitley Rigg, Stanhope Common (Weardale)

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  Neolithic Polished Stone Axe
   
         
  Birkside Fell Collared Urn
Description: A finely decorated collared urn found in a Bronze Age burial cairn
Original Location: A ring-cairn at Birkside Fell, Blanchland

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  Birkside Fell Collared Urn
   
  Kirkhaugh Gold Hair Tress-Rings
Description: A pair of gold tress-rings from a Neolithic/Bronze Age burial mound
Original Location: Burial cairn at Kirkhaugh, near Alston

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  Kirkhaugh Gold Hair Tress-Rings
         
  Heathery Burn Bronze Age Hoard
Description: One of the most important Bronze Age hoards ever found in Britain
Original Location: Heathery Burn Cave, Stanhope Dene

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  Heathery Burn Hoard
   
         
  The Gilmonby Bronze Age Hoard
Description: One of the most important hoards from northern England
Original Location: A field east of Gilmonby village, near Bowes

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  The Gilmonby Hoard
         
  The Eastgate Bronze Age Hoard
Description: A hoard of 15 beautiful bronze objects that went 'missing' after 1967!
Original Location: Hag-Gate, Eastgate, Weardale

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  The Eastgate Hoard
         
  Fossil Tree
Description: The fossilised stump of a tree that grew in the Carboniferous forest 320 million years ago, discovered in a sandstone quarry near Stanhope.
Original Location: Edmundbyers Cross (North of Stanhope)

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