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FLINT KNAPPING CORE - Dorset

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FLINT KNAPPING CORE
  
Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset

  

One method used by Stone Age peoples to make flint tools was by continually striking a ‘core’ of flint to detach thin flakes.

  

This technique requires great skill and results in extremely sharp flakes or blades that can be used as parts of tools or weapons. The resulting core is a distinctive shape with a flat striking platform.

  

This example is thought to date from the Mesolithic period. It comes from an old collection and was probably a chance find.

  
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Size: 5 x 4.5 x 4 centimetres
Weight: 110 grams

PRICE: £19.00
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