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Flint

Flint was used in Egypt up until the Graeco-Roman Period (c.300 BC). It was used for everyday items such as piercing and cutting tools and was also important in the religious life of the ancient Egyptians.

Hollow-based arrowheads

A-Group lunates

Amarna flint

AB29 Flint bracelet

W347 Middle Kingdom pick from Armant

 

A demonstration of ancient Egyptian flint knapping techniques by Marquardt Lund, May 2010

Graves-Brown, C. 2007. The Ideological Significance of Flint in Dynastic Egypt. Unpublished PhD thesis, Institute of Archaeology UCL. (volume 2 includes a simple typology)

 

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