| Deer-antler pick, used in flint mining from Grimes Graves
Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Deer-antler pick. This pick, made from a deer's antler, is from the prehistoric flint workings known as 'Grimes Graves' in Suffolk. It would have been used to mine suitable blocks of flint for the making of flint instruments. It is interesting to note that the picks used in the Brandon flint mines today are also single-pointed.
Object Number: 1930-212
Place of Production: World > Europe > United Kingdom > England > Norfolk
In Collection of: Science Museum
Subject(s) > Trade & Industry > Hand & Machine Tools