Councillor discovers axe head when tree planting in Brandon

Councillor Victor Lukaniuk with the axe he discovered in Brandon. Picture: Victor Lukaniuk

Councillor Victor Lukaniuk with the axe he discovered in Brandon. Picture: Victor Lukaniuk - Credit: Archant

When planting trees in the centre of Brandon one councillor made an exciting discovery.

Victor Lukaniuk, who is both a town and district councillor, found what he believes is a domestic axe head dating from the Neolithic Era - or New Stone Age.

He said: 'We were planting some trees as part of Brandon in Bloom and lo and behold I found this axe.

'I haven't had it verified yet but I am pretty sure it is Neolithic. I will take it to get verified by the Suffolk County Council archeological group and they give you a certificate.'

Mr Lukaniuk said it is not the first discovery he has made in the area.


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He has found also found arrow heads and says the town is full of artefacts.

He added: 'It was pleasant to find something.

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'I want to show it off to the town and will donate it to the Brandon Heritage Centre.'

The Neolithic Era in Britain is believed to have dated from 4000 to 2000 BC.

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