Flint Axes Discovered at Wiltshire Bypass Excavation

44 3,000-year-old flint axes have been discovered near Salisbury at the site of a highway bypass. Archaeologists have "stumbled" onto another important find near Salisbury, England. Workers building a new highway bypass unearthed a number of items including 44 very rare flint axes and evidence of charcoal fires.

"It could be the earliest evidence of such fires in Britain -- and probably in Europe," said Helena Cave Penny, an archaeologist at the county council.

English Heritage has been contacted to decide what the next steps should be.