An eight year old girl Rare Neolithic dagger discovered during a game in a schoolyard in Westland county in southwestern Norway. The dagger style dates from around 3,700 years ago.
Eliza went to pick up a piece of glass when she spotted an even cooler piece. She showed her teacher, Karen Drage, the neatly sharpened stone she had found, and Miss Drage quickly realized that it was more than just a stone. The school contacted the Westland County Council, which investigated the find in collaboration with experts from the University Museum in Bergen. Subsequent excavations found no artifacts or any other traces of the Neolithic in the schoolyard.
The flint blade is 12 cm (4.7 in) long. Flint is not native to Norway, so the dagger must have been brought from Denmark. This type of dagger is rare in Norway, and when they are found they are usually interpreted as sacrificial offerings.
The dagger is now in the University Museum in Bergen, where it will be cataloged before being further studied and analyzed.