The term “Neolithic” stems from the Latin term “neo” meaning “new” and “lithic” meaning stone with the entire term translating to “new Stone Age”. During the Neolithic period, flint was as prized as gold was to the Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists. 4500 years ago, flint miners dug shafts up to 12 meters deep in search of more flint. Ladders and wooden platforms made extracting the ore easier. This task was Herculean as the only picks available were reindeer antler. When a mine was exhausted, a ...
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