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An ancient and revealing axe

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Trying to gaze 1,000 years into the past is mind-stretching. Looking at an axe which takes us back a million years. . .

After Britain's amateur (a civil servant on Happisburgh beach) and professional archaeologists make discoveries, they are viewed through the remarkable lens of British Museum expertise.

"Unearthed in 2000 on Happisburgh Beach, Norfolk, the Happisburgh flint hand-axe radically altered our understanding of the past."

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