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Bipolar Flint Core (Wales)

Time Period:

Late Mesolithic (c8,000 to c3,500 BC)




This flint pebble has been struck to remove some of the cortex or outer skin. It was placed on an anvil and struck with a hammerstone at both ends (bipolar). Hammerstones and bone or antler hammers would be used to produce tools from this core.