For the second time in recent weeks, volunteers from the Museum will have the opportunity to try flint knapping and identification of finds with local archaeologist, Martin Green. This is part of their training for their work with Jane Ellis-Schon (Finding Pitt-Rivers Project) and Richard Henry (Finds Liaison Officer).
(Above) Volunteer Alyson Tanner identifying flints brought into the Museum. This is part of a highly, and beautifully, polished Neolithic flint axe-head. Alyson will be writing for us next week about her own experience of flint knapping.
A Neolithic axe-head (left) dating to 3 500 – 2 000 BC
and a late Neolithic, early Bronze Age arrow-head (below) identified by Volunteers at the Museum