Keys to the Past

Mesolithic flints from Ford (Ford)

Mesolithic flint tools, dating to between 6,500 and 4,000 BC, were found at Ford and are now in the British Museum. The flints found may have performed a variety of functions. Four were blades for cutting, or possibly flakes left over from making other tools. A scraper for scraping fat from skins, amongst other things, and another worked piece were part of the collection.

Reference number:N1840
Historical period: Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ford


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