Early Bronze Age Tool Kit
This collection of flints shows the range of stone tools used by people during the Early Bronze Age. It includes 'barbed and tanged' arrowheads on the top row; a piercer on the left of the middle row; side scrapers in the centre of the middle row; a core on the right of the middle row; edge-trimmed knives on the left of the bottom row and thumbnail scrapers on the right of the bottom row. Arrowheads were attached to wooden shafts to make arrows for hunting. Piercers were used for making small holes in things such as wood, bone or leather. Scrapers were used for cleaning animal skins in the process of making leather. A core was the raw material from which other tools could be made. Knives were attached to wooden handles and used for cutting like knives today.