Prehistoric Artefacts Recovered in Halesowen


When the flint nodule had been exhausted and no more blades could be effectively struck, the core (Photograph D), was discarded. The shape of blades struck as the flint knapper worked their way around the core can be seen in the photograph.


Blades were struck from the nodule by using either a punch made from antler or by direct means using an antler hammer or hammer stone; a good example of which is shown in Photograph E.


Other Mesolithic tools such as awls or worked points and scrapers are shown in Photographs F and G.