Stone Age artefacts found during excavations at Seaford Head School

Evidence of activity from the Stone Age has been uncovered behind the existing buildings on the site of the new Seaford Head Sixth Form.

Hundreds of flint pieces, all untouched since around 5,000 BC have been unearthed, but the most exciting piece so far is an arrowhead measuring three centimetres in diameter, dating back to a time when stone tools were made from flint and chet and shaped or chipped for use as cutting tools and weapons.

A statement from the archeological team said: “The East Sussex County Council Archaeologist was informed and further investigations by ASE have identified that this deposit is rich in flint artefacts dating from the Later Mesolithic (6,500-4500BC), Neolithic (4,500-2,500BC) and Bronze Age (2,500-600BC).

“This evidence is indicative of past human activity (principally tool manufacture) on site spanning a long period of time, although not necessarily continuously."

The county’s archaeological team has been on site for the last couple of weeks undertaking a full scale examination. Meanwhile, work on the Old Annex building continues, to ensure one phase of the build is complete and ready for occupation for the induction week in July.

Due to the nature of the find Seaford Museum are keen to create an information guide so that the discovery can be viewed by the community once the dig has been concluded. 

Stone Age artefacts found during excavations at Seaford Head School
Stone Age artefacts found during excavations at Seaford Head School