A Flint Knappers Foreword to Lynford

Home blank for beaker dagger produced by John Sharp on a workshop  New ornamental flushwork on the church porch at Gt Witchingham  A sample of random knapped flint for architectural use Tools made from bone & antler

The first mint conditioned flint artefacts to be discovered at Lynford

The foreword has recently been published in "Lithics": (The Newsletter of the Lithics Studies Society, No.23 for 2002).

The foreword shows how a gravel pit has been holding a Palaeolithic time capsule for more than 50,000 years. The discovery of these encapsulated organic deposits has opened a long awaited window on Neanderthal activity in Britain.

The photograph shows the first flint artefacts found from the organic deposit.

This handaxe came from gravel extracted in the 1980's.

The drawings by John Wymer, are of artefacts found on the reject pile in the 1980's.

The article, written by John Lord, allows an insight into some of the events and finds that led up to the Lynford 2002 excavation.

To obtain back copies of Lithics, or to become a member of the Society, just click on - www.britarch.ac.uk/lithics

A flint core, shaped primarily for the production of useful flakes.

To the Foreword

Lithic Studies Society's Conference; plus visits to Lynford & Grime's Graves; April-2005.

To the Conference