Iron Age bone toggle.
These prehistoric hand axes were found at Swanscombe in North Kent by Captain North in 1910. Chipped from flint, they were used by early humans in the Palaeolithic (or Old Stone Age) between 400,000 and 300,000 years ago. Hand axes were used to butcher animals, dig for edible roots, chop wood, remove tree bark and throw at prey. They are called hand axes, because they were held in the hand during chopping. Swanscombe is famous as a place where fossils of very early humans have been found.
Hundreds of complete and broken rotary quern stones like this have been excavated at Folkestone’s East Cliff. Rotary querns were used in the Iron Age for grinding grain to make flour for bread. They were made from the local Greensand stone. There is strong evidence that quern stones were being made and traded from here.