cutting tool knapped from flint

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cutting tool knapped from flint

I initially thought that this was a broken hand-axe, probably late Paleolithic, however when I started to hold and manipulate it, my fingers, thumb and palm fell naturally to the knapped depressions and ridges. It is a knife. Holding the knife gives me an immediate mental connection, not only to the highly skilled technician who made it, but also to those men and women who used it - both left and right handed ! - it is an astonishingly sophisticated tool manufactured to serve a thriving community.

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Location

Didcot Power Station

Culture
Period
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Size
H:
10.5cm
W:
6.5cm
D:
2.5cm
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