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Neolithic Fishing Weight

(This is in the Stone Age artefact box)

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information

and picture

Neolithic Fishing weight from our stone age artefacts box for primary schools
Neolithic Fishing weight from our stone age artefacts box for primary schools

Questions

1. What was this item used for?

 

2. Where it from?

3. Why do you think it was difficult for Stone Age people to drill holes in stones?

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1. What was this item used for?

 

ANSWER: It was used to hold down fishing nets.

 

2. Where it from?

 

ANSWER: Normandy in France.

 

3. Why do you think it was difficult for Stone Age people to drill holes in stones?

 

ANSWER: Because stone is hard! They would have to use either a harder stone such as flint or some sand underneath a wooden drill to grind a hole, but it would have took ages!

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