Judy Alderman holds a 6,000-year-old ax head in the cattle pasture where it was found near Prater's Mill.
Judy Alderman holds a 6,000-year-old ax head in the cattle pasture where it was found near Prater's Mill.
Photo by Doug Strickland /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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When they found a tool design they liked, the people who lived here thousands of years ago stuck with it. At least that’s the case for a 6,000-year-old slate ax head donated recently to Prater’s Mill in Varnell, Ga.

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