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Flint knapping equipment

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Postcard of Flint knapping equipment.
000-100-103-198-C
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Flint knapping equipment

This picture shows modern replicas of flint knapping equipment and the types of flakes and waste fragments produced in the process. A leather mat, hammerstone for striking a flint core, antler hammer, and the flakes produced are illustrated.

One of a group of modern knapping equipment and debitage - hammerstone

Flint objects were made by a process known as flint knapping. A flint core was either struck directly with an object like a hammerstone, or a wooden or bone hammer was held against the flint and struck. It required skill to produce a range of tools.


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Online ID: 000-100-103-198-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.1997.728
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Material: Flint
Horn, deer
Stone
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What: Flake / chip
Hammer
Hammerstone
Mat
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Description: One of a group of modern knapping equipment and debitage - mat
One of a group of modern knapping equipment and debitage - antler hammer
One of a group of modern knapping equipment and debitage - flakes and chips
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