This has been buried in 4000 years

2000 years before Christ was perhaps a blacksmith at Sørbø flint and struck by pieces of flint from this piece so it was a sickle. (Photo: Odd Kristian Stokka)

2000 years before Christ, perhaps a blacksmith at Sørbø took flint and struck by pieces of flint from this piece so it became a sickle. (Photo: Odd Kristian Stokka)

Archaeologists began to yell and scream with joy when Monday morning they randomly made a very rare discovery in Sandnes.

Is not nice?!

Archaeologist Kristine Ørestad Sørgaard displays the special item found in the soil at Sørbø Hagane field, in which a few years people will be living: a sickle of flint.

Probably there are elaborate stone tools 4,000 years old, from the Stone Age or early Bronze Age.

The fully preserved sickle was found along with several scrapers of flint. It is rare that such tools and artifacts are found together, and have not been plowed through the thousands of years that have elapsed since someone put them there.

“The Sickle was made of extremely good and fine flint. We believe that the sickle and scraper may have been closed together as custodian for future use,” said Ørestad Sørgaard.

SMS alarm

Monday’s big discovery was made in an area that has already been released to be buried by machines for residential use. Archaeologists only make some minor excavations and hit the target.

“I was about to put the spade straight down the sickle, shuddered the archaeologist from the Archeological Museum in Stavanger, Norway which, together with colleague Dorthe Nistad have never experienced before such a discovery.

“We have sent SMS to all we know about. We shouted and screamed and behaved enough pretty girls,” grinning Nistad.

Flint Smed on Sørbø?

Archaeologist Olle Hemdorff at Stavanger museum was “easily shaken” when he learned of Sørbø Hagane-sickles found. He initially thought the two out going archaeologists were kidding with him.

“This is an extremely rare find! We have found such a tool in Rogaland in the past, but this was intact along with other tools. By digging out the pit where they were, we can get new information, “says the archaeologist who after 40 years of archaeological discoveries described Monday as one of the largest he has experienced.

Hemdorff explained that the sickle and scraper are made of flint, from Denmark and that archaeologists may have found a flint point a blacksmith at Sørbø used 4,000 years ago.

“We hope to find flint blacksmith’s house, “said Olle Hemdorff.

Source: Aftenbladet

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