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Chalk Drum

14 February 2022

At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-prehistoric-ancient-british-museum.html … concerns the discovery of a chalk drum – with some interesting zig zag markings. It goes back 5000 years in date, deep into the neolithic. It was uncovered near a village in Yorkshire, back in 2015. It will be on view at the upcoming exhibition, 'The World of Stonehenge' which will take place in London later this month, into March. Funnily enough, it is not the only example. There were three similar chalk drums found way back in 1889, just 15 miles from the latest discovery. Both sites are hundreds of miles from Stonehenge itself but the exhibition is also a window on the Neolithic era. Not only that but using the word stonehenge in the title of the exhibition tends to sharpen focus as it is an iconic brand. These chalk drums are also known as Folkton Drums if you want to research a little more deeply.

See also www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10511297/ … which has more to say about the exhibition, complete with images of articles from Britain, Ireland, and mainland Europe, all dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze ages.

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