Portalis Selected Artefacts
Interact below with the key selected Irish and Welsh artefacts.
Bipolar Flint Core (Wales)
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.