Grote mesolitische afslagbijl uit Trimunt, gem. Marum (Gr.)
In 2002 a big Mesolithic flake axe was found as a result of deep ploughing activities in a field in the western, Pleistocene part of Groningen. Its size is unparallelled in any Dutch context. This solitary find seems to have been a deliberate deposition, laid down in a wet depression within the coversand landscape. Mesolithic hoards as a phenomenon are not generally accepted. As for the origin of the tool, its size, its working technique and flint quality, a northern provenance is suggested.