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Brandon Flint Panels
Brandon in Suffolk is famous for being home to the world's largest gun flint industry. It was created in the 1790s because of the notoriously inconsistency of British Gun flints in both flint quality and workmanship skill.  Quickly it was to become the cent...

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Flint and Steel Firelighting: 400,000bc to the 21st Century
Westgate Museum Being a bit of a pyromaniac, one neglected area of flint
knapping that has always interested me is flint strike-a-lights. While the first archaeological evidence of steel strikers appears in Britain in
the sixth century and much is written o...

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Chalk Lamps?
Carved Chalk Bowls found at Grimes Graves How
people in Neolithic and Bronze age Britain generated light is still a
mystery, it is
assumed the people used ceramic lamps fuelled by animal fat as their
main source of light. There is good reason to make this ...

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Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath, the BBC's new big budget history of our national monument has recently come out much of my work. The documentary was filmed in flint free Austria, so all the flint items in the show had to be sent from Britain.  The documentar...

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Beaker Daggers
Beaker Culture gets its name from the Bell
Beaker Pottery that accompanied its spreading around parts of Europe. However its wasn't just limited to a style of ceramics, among other things a similarity in weapons, art and to some extent
religion can be found...

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British Flint Arrowhead Test
A video I made testing some arrowheads
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