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Basic Information

Accession Number:1983A844
Collection:Antiquities - Prehistory


This rich honey-coloured flint is typical of that found at Grand Pressigny in the department of Indre-et-Loire in France.Flint from Grand Pressigny was regarded as an exotic product and was traded throughout northern France, the Low Countries and the Channel Islands. It was used to make long thin knives and daggers. You can see the scars on this core where long flakes have been removed. The distinctive colour is due to a high concentration of iron in the flint.

Purchased from Mrs S Pitt-Rivers

Further Information

Production Period:Neolithic (8000 BC-5000 BC)
Place of Origin:Grand Pressigny, Indre et Loire, France
Place of Excavation:Grand Pressigny, Indre et Loire, France


Height:320 mm