Flint Fragments, Loch Doon

Loch Doon
Mesolithic peoples obtained edged blades by breaking flakes from a larger rock. Their most characteristic blade was the tiny microlith which could be made in a range of shapes and set in groups into wood and bone handles to form arrowheads and spears. They could also be hafted into cutting tools or used to provide a sharp point for piercing. Knapping was a specialise skill, requiring good hand and eye co-ordination as well as a knowledge of stone and the way that it fractured.  
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RPD0004a,RPD0004b,RPD0004c
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Loch Doon
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