Prehistoric Survival Skills 101: Flint Knapping

 

 

Last week I tried my hand at some prehistoric survival skills and had a go at some flint knapping.

 

To be honest I never had much of an appreciation for prehistoric stone tools and always preferred my archaeology to be a bit more contemporary. But I had a really good day and never realised before just how much skill and precision was needed to make these tools.

 

After a brief introduction to flint knapping I actually got the opportunity to have a go at making my own scraper… You can check out my final product below, a museum worthy artefact I think!!

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                     Before                                                    After

 

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