Mesolithic Flint Knapping: The tortoise shell core

By woodlandstv

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Andrew Packer from Dartmoor Wildcrafts demonstrates one of the chief tools used to create flint blades in the Mesolithic age, the tortoise shell core.

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We did this when we were kids, using a large pebble instead of the antler.
We made mostly arrowheads using coppice for the arrow shaft and bows.
We didn't even know it was called flint knapping lol


February 7, 2020

Great, concise explanations Andrew, well done.

Very interesting, lovely to see the process! More please x

Ken Leach

February 29, 2020

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