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Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: Neolithic
Date of Inscription: 2000
Location: Europe, Belgium, Wallonia Region, Province of Hainaut
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Description: Covering more than 100 ha, the Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes are Europe’s largest, as well as her earliest, concentration of ancient mines. The site is directly linked to a settlement of the same period and boasts the diversity of technological solutions used for extraction. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Spiennes is a village in the municipality of Mons, Belgium. It is well known for its neolithic flint mines, which are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The entry on the list describes them as "the largest and earliest concentration of ancient mines in Europe" and cites the level of human technological development they demonstrate as justification for their inclusion. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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