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Wednesday, July 26

Having a Knap

As a part of National Archaeology Day Jason - a member of the Chester Amphitheatre Project team - carried out a very interesting and informative demonstration on the art of flint knapping. Why, you may ask, are we demonstrating flint knapping at a Roman amphitheatre site. Well, we have been finding quite a number of stone tools and it is causing some excitement. So we thought that you might like to see a selection of the flints that have surfaced to date ...

From left to right: A Mesolithic bladelet core; A late Neolithic hollow-based arrow-head with a single barb; A late Neolithic to early Bronze Age thumb nail scraper for preparing animal hides; A Mesolithic piercer for leather working; A late Neolithic to early Bronze Age blade.

posted by Cheryl Quinn at 12:13



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What contexts are the flints coming from - are they in situ? (Surely not...)

11:40 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're all residual, but it does indicate some activity in the area during these periods.

9:20 AM, July 29, 2006  

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