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New 3D model of a Neolithic tablet from Whitehawk

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One of the more intriguing objects that can be seen in Brighton Museum is a piece of chalk.

It was found in 1935 during excavations of the Neolithic settlement in Whitehawk. The chalk tablet bears multiple incision marks that were deliberately made by these early residents of Brighton.

Archaeologists are still uncertain about the meaning of these marks or the purpose of the tablet. Thanks to Archaeology South-East you can take a close look yourself with this 3D model which has been scanned from the tablet.

The original tablet can be seen in the Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery in Brighton Museum.