Thursday, October 18, 2007

Archaeologists Find Mysterious Carved Stone
Experts are studying a carved stone recently uncovered on Whitby Abbey Headland in North Yorkshire to see if it represents the first Bronze Age artifact from the site. St Hild founded an abbey on Whitby Headland in 657AD, which is now an important historical site. However, little was known about the site in the Anglo Saxon period in which it was founded until archaeologists carried out clifftop excavations in 2001 and 2002.

The picture shows 'The stone found at Whitby could date to the Bronze Age - meaning a settlement of the area pre-dates the era of the Abbey. English Heritage'.