Anyone seen my flints?
I WAS fascinated to read this week that Stone Age tools have been found in East Anglia, leading scientists to believe that human life was present there 200,000 years earlier than they first thought.
Apparently, the 32 "worked flints" were of a type used 700,000 years ago. Not wishing to piddle on anyone's bonfire, but I've spent a fair bit of time in that neck of the woods, and I'm pretty sure they are still using those tools nowadays.
Whoever dug up those flints has probably ruined Christmas for some poor dad in Cromer, who was expecting to find the latest 32-piece toolkit in his stocking.