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A generous friend has donated dozens of neolithic flints to Hastings Friends of Yatma, collected by him in the fifties and sixties in Palestine.
‘Flints’ is a generic term for a range of stone items created by neolithic age peoples in the tool making process, before the widespread use of bronze or iron.
There are a few larger pieces, ‘cores’ from which other tools are made.
Most of these pieces are ‘flakes’, the pieces left over from the tool making process. Some flakes are used as tools, but most are discarded.
If you would like to have one of these items, make a donation to Hastings Friends of Yatma (see elsewhere on the blog) and we will send you one as a souvenir.