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I have started a winter project - ' Flint Tools'.


Am enjoying collecting lots of information for my thick notebook, fascinated by how they were dug out of the sand/gravel layers in chalk downland in this country , and made into useful objects before iron/steel was ever thought of.
Those people were really clever.
Look forward to hunting for them in Museums.
If anyone would like to join in please p.m. me.
Exchanging information can be helpful.

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have you watched the many time team programmes? they have an archaeologist called Phil Harding who is a flint napper and so passionate about flint tools.
Have you been to any of your local museums to see what they have Diane? Its the sort of thing we love to do. nearly became a pre-historian instead of a biologist.

30 Oct, 2018


I used to watch it years ago SB but it changed stations somewhere along the line. It hasnt been on my T/V for about 5 years.
Yes I remember Phil Harding. Must get on with the research, then hope to go to Oxford Natural History Museum in the spring when hopefully my back will be better with my 3 pints of water a day programme -
following Dr F.Batmanghelidj very good advice in
'Your body's many cries for water.- dont treat thirst with medications.' ISBN O-98299-42-?.

30 Oct, 2018


I remembeer that Sussex is a very flinty place Diane - might be worth investigating but I don't know if there's a museum. But there is a Sussex Archeological society which has info.

The National Museum of Wales has a large collection of flints Lots of pics of examples on their website. Hope this is helpful.

30 Oct, 2018


Thank you Stera. I really need people who want to
study in depth. Will have a look at National Museum of
Wales website. Have found a lot of information on Kent
County Council.

30 Oct, 2018


Well that's you sorted for the Winter, Diane.

31 Oct, 2018


Ha ha. I had two people apply to join my local U3A House Group to study historical toolmakers. Gave them a list which are quite different from 'Ag Labs.'
Then got the message - it was not what they were looking for. !!!!!!!!!!

2 Nov, 2018


All makes life interesting...

2 Nov, 2018


I have found that Oxford have some interesting museums.
I have been to the Bodlian when there was a coach going there for the day. Didnt know they have a big Natural History Museum. Good for a day trip in the spring.

Just booked a single room Cumberland Hotel 5 day Turkey and Tinsel to Eastbourne with Breakfast, Evening Meal and restaurant to make me a lunch as I cant walk far.
Very good value for £405 with pick up and return taxi from home + journey cost, and 2 mystery trips included!

9 Nov, 2018


if you're ever in Norfolk have a trip to Grimes Graves ,the home of the flint nappers Diane ,very interesting , you can go underground to view the tunnels made to mine the flint eons ago ..

22 Nov, 2018

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