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Boy unearths ancient axe head
An axe head that could be as many as 6,000 years old has been discovered by a five-year-old boy in a Worcestershire playing field.

Kieran Young was looking for pottery with his mother in West Malvern when he came across what appeared to be a large, smooth stone.

They took the axe head to academics at University College, Worcester, who believe it dates from the Neolithic period.

The artefact has now been sent to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford for a more thorough examination.

Kieran's mother Lisa Warburton said the axe head was an exciting discovery.

"We took it to the university at Worcester to the archaeology department who were very helpful," she said.

"They told us, if it was British, it could be Neolithic, which is about 6,000 years old."

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