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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:40 pm

An idea for a topic: have you any photos of knapped flint in any Museums? If so post them here!
Here are a few from Gressenhall museum in Norfolk.[img]Lithics on display in museums Img_3826[/img]
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:44 pm

[img]Lithics on display in museums Img_3827[/img]number 27 is a monster of a barbed and tanged, it's about 10mm thick, so it must have been quite tough to notch.
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:49 pm

[img]Lithics on display in museums Img_3828[/img]
The Danish Dagger in this photo is actually an import. found in Norfolk. It' had a long life though and it's a bit battered.
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Post by grendel on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:17 pm

Here's Lynn Museum in King's Lynn which houses Seahenge.

Some nice neolithic and bronze age stuff on display, also a modern reproduction handling exibit at one end.




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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:46 pm

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A shockingly bad photo! I went to the B.M. a few weeks ago and this was in the Ice Age art Exhibition, photos where not allowed, but I had to get a sneeky pic of "THE" Solutrien point from Volgu.
It's huge and only 6mm thick, sadly there's nothing to add scale, but it's over a foot long!
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:30 pm

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I do like a lot of barbed and tanged arrowheads all neatly displayed. These are from West Stow visitor's center cum small museum (in Suffolk).
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:30 pm

Lithics on display in museums <a href=Lithics on display in museums Museum10" />This is a splendid Mayan eccentric in the Sainsburys centre in Norwich. How many heads can you spot?
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:31 pm

Lithics on display in museums <a href=Lithics on display in museums Museum11" /> And a shockingly bad side view!
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Post by grendel on Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Mayan eccentrics amazing and that one is especially good, I don't think I've seen one that large before.Being that large does give you some idea of the reduction technique which is always difficult to tell with the tiny ones.

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Post by the barnacle on Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:30 pm

6? - what was the rought size of it? are you tempted to have a go at making one yourself?
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:48 am

Yep, 6 heads in profile, when I posted this earlier I counted 5!! The reduction is of another level indeed, the piece must have been knapped to a thin slab and then notched with maybe with a punch, there is no way a normal human can notch that deeply with pressure alone.
When you look at this one,you can see the outline of the preform before the notches where started...  
It is large, about 25cm long.
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:53 pm

Lithics on display in museums <a href=Lithics on display in museums Anglo_11" />
I had the chance to handle some Egyptian lithics the other day, this is one of them, a lovely cresentric knife with very uniform pressure flaking scars.
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Post by grendel on Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:51 pm

Ooh, Beautiful, really must get into Egyptian knapping more. I was looking at some of their animal designs only the other day.

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Post by the barnacle on Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:52 pm

some of those flakes look to of gone right the way across the spine of the knife.
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:48 pm

Yup, right across the centre line. Nice pressure flaking work indeed.Lithics on display in museums <a href=Lithics on display in museums Anglo_12" />

Here is the other side and a very thin pasesh-kef knife with invasive flake over grind around the edges not quite meeting up towards the centre of the grind.
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Post by grendel on Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:54 am

I nice video of the Grand Pressigny Museum in France. If I went there I go with a hammer and chisel and steel half their outer wall.


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Post by grendel on Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:49 pm

Here's another vid, better quality this time


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Post by the barnacle on Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:34 pm

nice ring to that flint - thanks for posting.
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Post by grendel on Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:35 pm

Here's some pics from Ancient House in Thetford's Flint Rocks exhibition which I went to a couple of months ago.


Bill Basham's Flint Alphabet, the main reason I went there was to see this, even more amazing in real life.

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Brandon Knappers flint panel.

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Various prehistoric stuff

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Post by the barnacle on Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:44 pm

Thanks for posting - i was unaware there was a display - not working that way for a while but must make the effort to see this,
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