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See Deer-antler pick, used in flint mining from Grimes Graves
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Deer-antler pick, used in flint mining from Grimes Graves
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Picture Number:10326207
Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Description:
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.
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Object Number: 1930-212
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Date Made:
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Place of Production: World > Europe > United Kingdom > England > Norfolk
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In Collection of: Science Museum
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Subject(s) > Trade & Industry > Hand & Machine Tools
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picture number:10326207 Title:Deer-antler pick, used in flint mining at Grimes Graves, Norfolk.
Deer-antler pick, used in flint mining at Grimes Graves, Norfolk.
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