A rock with carvings dating back at least 4,000 years has been uncovered in Pickering. The stone is originally from Ravenscar but became part of a barrow or burial mound on the North York Moors. Alan Walker with the ancient carved stone During the... [continue reading]
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Bronze was significant to any culture that encountered it. It was one of the most innovative alloys of mankind. Tools, weapons, armour, and various building materials like decorative tiles made of bronze were harder and more durable than their stone and copper ("Chalcolithic") predecessors. Initially bronze was made out of copper and arsenic to... [continue reading]
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