Can anyone help with this query please? It is a subject of interest to me
too and I would appreciate all help.
Many thanks in advance.
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Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 2:00 PM
> I'm sorry if this is way off subject but I'm desperate! I'm a final-year
> art student and while writing my dissertation (on the well as a metaphor)
> I'm sure I remember reading something in one of the many books on folklore
> I used during my research, which retrace my steps as I might I can now not
> find at all. It's getting to the point where I wonder if I dreamed it, or
> if I'm just going mad .....
> It concerns a custom whereby a previously-found prehistoric flint tool or
> arrowhead would be buried in a field before sowing as an offering to
> ensure a good harvest. This concept has become very relevant to the
> artwork I'm doing now and I would be eternally grateful if any
> folklore-aware wells-and-spas list member is able to verify this as an
> authentic agricultural custom.
> Waiting in hope, and with best wishes to all,