Prehistoric Flint Mine

Prehistoric Flint Mine

Prehistoric Flint Mine

Rijckholt

Mining in the Stone-Age

Rijckholt - In the stone-age flints were mined in the Savelsebos. This forrest is located in the Rijckholt area in the southernmost part of the Netherlands. Flints were higly valuable in the prehistoric ages (2950-2650 BC). The stones were needed to make fire and to survive, but were also used to create tools and weapons.

Prehistoric tools

These flints can be razor sharp. Metal was unknown. Therefore these stones were used to create arrowheads, knives, axes and scrapers. In addition the stones were used to trade.

Savelsbos

The prehistoric flint mine can be found in the Savelsbos. A trail leads to the mine in the woods.
Flint mine trail Rijckholt, Limburg
Flint mine trail Rijckholt in the province of Limburg

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    Adress and visitor information

    Prehistoric Flint Mine

    Address: In het Savelsbos
    Postal code and City: 6265  Rijckholt
    Province/Region: Limburg
    Web: vuursteenmijnen.nl/rijckholt

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 2 hours.
    A marked trail leads trough the fields and woods to the flint mine. The little village of Rijckholt (take the ┬┤Romboutsweg┬┤ street) is the best starting point for your walk.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.


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