Flint Tools


The Neolithic period was a time when humans stopped being hunter-gatherers and began to settle down in one place. It was the start of farming and animal husbandry. They created a range of flint tools to help them.

How to make flint tools is here and the terminology used to describe the various parts of a flint tool is here.

A short video on the discovery of flint tools at Happisburgh in East Anglia tells the story of the earliest humans to occupy Great Britain - click here.

Credits: Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge & National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

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Flint blade

length 5 cm

Object movie


Flint scraper

width 5.5 cm

Flint axe

length 16 cm


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