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Replica Paleolithic Flint 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

replica flint axe from the stone age artefacts box for primary schools
replica flint axe from the stone age artefacts box for primary schools
replica flint axe from the stone age artefacts box for primary schools

Questions

1. How many materials is this made from?

 

2. The black glue is made using charcoal, pitch pine (the sticky sap from a tree) and one other secret ingredient.  What do you think this ingredient is?

 

3. This would have been quite a precious item for a Stone Age person to own and they wouldn’t have wanted to lose it.  Why was this?

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

1. How many materials is this made from?

 

ANSWER: 6

 

2. The black glue is made using charcoal, pitch pine (the sticky sap from a tree) and one other secret ingredient.  What do you think this ingredient is?

 

ANSWER: Rabbit poo! (The small pieces of grass in it held the glue together).

 

3. This would have been quite a precious item for a Stone Age person to own and they wouldn’t have wanted to lose it.  Why was this?

 

ANSWER: Because it would have taken so long to make.

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