Flake tool

This stone flake was found during archaeological excavations near Ottery St Mary, Devon. Flakes are the small pieces of stone which were struck from ‘cores’, and used for cutting, or to make other tool types such as scrapers, arrowheads or knives.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
flake tool
Simple Name
whole length 35 mm; whole width 29 mm; whole TH 8 mm
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC); Bronze Age (2600-700 BC)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Wessex Archaeology
Collection Site Name
A30 excavation (Castle Hill)
Collection Town
Ottery St Mary
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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