Keys to the Past

Flint knife (Humshaugh)

A flint knife was discovered at Keepershield in the 1990s. The flint is a muddy brown colour with fine working along the blade. Although the original surface of the flint nodule is intact, the knife does seem to have been used, rather than it having been thrown away before it was finished.

Reference number:N7923
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Humshaugh


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