Keys to the Past

Mesolithic Flints (Bamburgh)

Flints from Bamburgh. Photo © Audio Visual Centre University of Newcastle.
Flints from Bamburgh. Photo © Audio Visual Centre University of Newcastle.

A number of worked flint tools dating to the Mesolithic period have been found at this site. They include eleven microliths, which are tiny flint flakes which would have been attached to a larger tool to form a sharp edge.

Reference number:N5092
Historical period: Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bamburgh


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