Neolithic Flint Implements

Contributed by david nutt

Neolithic Flint Implements

The Neolithic people were the first farmers, they grew corn,they also introduced domestic cattle, sheep, goat and pigs. But they were also hunters and gatherers. I found these two flint implements when I was field walking in the peaks around Matlock in Derbyshire. Flint is not characteristic to Derbyshire, and must have been brought in possibly from the Yorkshire or Lincolnshire wolds, or even Norfolk. The large flint implement is an arrow head or spear head, the smaller flint is a dual purpose implement used as a awl at one end, and at the other end was used as a scrapper.

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