Blade

Description
This stone blade dates to the Mesolithic period and comes from Westward Ho! in Devon. Blade making was the most common type of stone technology in the Mesolithic. It had the advantage of producing sharp pieces of flint of consistent sizes and shapes. Some of these were then used to make microliths.
Accession Loan No.
42/2003/98
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
blade
Simple Name
blade
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Family Group

Material
flint/chert
Collection Site Name
Westward Ho!
Collection Town
Westward Ho!
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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