Deer-antler pick, used in flint mining from Grimes Graves

Made:
3000-1900 BCE in Grimes Graves

Deer-antler pick, used in flint mining from Grimes Graves

Deer-antler pick. This pick, made from a deer's antler, is from the prehistoric flint workings known as 'Grimes Graves' in Suffolk. It would have been used to mine suitable blocks of flint for the making of flint instruments. It is interesting to note that the picks used in the Brandon flint mines today are also single-pointed.

Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
1930-212
type:
pick (hand tool)
credit:
A. Leslie Armstrong
status:
Permanent collection

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