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Real Paleolithic Flint Hand Axe

(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 pictures

hand axe from our primary stone age artefacts box for primary schools
hand axe from our primary stone age artefacts box for primary schools
hand axe from our primary stone age artefacts box for primary schools

Questions

1. What Stone Age period is this from?

 

2. How was it made?

 

3. The place where a piece of stone has broken away when hit is called a ‘stress mark’.  Can you spin the image and count how many stress marks are on this side?

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

1. What Stone Age period is this from?

 

ANSWER: Paleolithic.

 

2. How was it made?

 

ANSWER: By hitting the edges with another stone until it was sharp.

 

3. The place where a piece of stone has broken away when hit is called a ‘stress mark’.  Can you spin the image and count how many stress marks are on this side?

 

ANSWER: This is difficult but if you have got between 20 and 30 as your answer then you’re right!

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