Flint

Flint was an essential material for the European stone age for its use to create blades, axe heads or arrow heads. Being a glassy quartz stone, flint produces an extremely sharp cutting edge which is sharper than modern steel. Flint scrapers were also used in skinning animals and preparing animal hide. Many of these knapped tools can be found in stone age sites which convey some of the very earliest tool making in Europe.

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