Ice Age Lifestyles

Where did the flint come from?

Flint is an Old English word from the North Germanic vlint or flins, first recorded in writing by the monk, Ælfric of Eynsham, Oxfordshire (c950–1010). It describes a hard greyish-black fined-grained quartz mineral composed of silicon dioxide (SiO2) and is found in chalk. Chert is an often inferior version of flint with larger crystals and more impurities. It is found in limestone.  further reading:-

Who. Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyles

A hunter-gatherer (or forager) society is one that derives its nutrition from wild, undomesticated sources. This can mean the hunting of game, fishing and/or foraging for edible plants and fungi. Although increasingly rare in the modern world, forager lifestyles are still retained by some groups, including

the Hadza of the Rift Valley.  read more:-

How did we investigate this site? 


First we field walked, then we augured to see what was underground then test pit, wet and dry sieving, learn more:-