This struck flint blade would once have been part of a sickle tool, made up of several blades slotted along a long handle probably of wood. If you rotate the object the shine on the working edge, which is the result of wear, indicates that the blade has had considerable use.
Sickles were used for cutting the stalks
of grain crops. From this blade, we know that previously nomadic groups had
begun to settle and grow crops.
- Catalogue no: UC10904