This Palaeolithic flint hand-axe was found when digging foundations for a house extension. It is about 15 cms long

North Avenue hand-axe

A Palaeolithic flint hand-axe, over 100,000 years old, was found by a householder while digging foundations for an extension.

It is one of the oldest artefacts found in Abingdon. It was left behind by an early species of humans, who lived by hunting and gathering.