I.d assistance on a recently found Flint tool

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Frankie22

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Hi, l need some help please getting an I.D on an elongated, grey flint hand tool.
I'm interested in the history of this Knapped tool. I found it in Norfolk, after a river flood. It fits perfectly in the hand, and has different Knapped points on it.
I could really use some help with understanding it's use and history.
I'm not sure l can load photographs onto here easily?

Kind regards


Thank you
 

Broch

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Hi, l need some help please getting an I.D on an elongated, grey flint hand tool.
I'm interested in the history of this Knapped tool. I found it in Norfolk, after a river flood. It fits perfectly in the hand, and has different Knapped points on it.
I could really use some help with understanding it's use and history.
I'm not sure l can load photographs onto here easily?

Kind regards


Thank you

Hi Frankie, welcome to the forum :)

I recommend contacting this guy for anything to do with prehistoric:



james@ancientcraft.co.uk


 
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Frankie22

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Thanks so much.
It's definitely not a cutting blade. It has been interestingly created. There are various Knapped areas in different parts.
I might be able to smash a few things up with it, but cutting a vegetable would be a stretch.

Broch..Thank you! I truly appreciate it.
Shame l can't post a pic here so that you could see it.
Thank you for the welcome.
 

Frankie22

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* 5,000 years..
Thanks again to you both. l just emailed through the link posted.
Hopefully, l will hear some news soon.
Have a great evening.
 

Mesquite

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Thanks so much.
It's definitely not a cutting blade. It has been interestingly created. There are various Knapped areas in different parts.
I might be able to smash a few things up with it, but cutting a vegetable would be a stretch.

Broch..Thank you! I truly appreciate it.
Shame l can't post a pic here so that you could see it.
Thank you for the welcome.
You can post a pic after you've got 5 posts under your belt :)
 
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Frankie22

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Thank you for your responses. I'm keen to post some photographs, not quite sure how to do that. Can anybody assist?
In gratitude..Thank you.
 

C_Claycomb

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Thank you for your responses. I'm keen to post some photographs, not quite sure how to do that. Can anybody assist?
In gratitude..Thank you.
Basically, if you do not have a paid subscription, you need to use a third party photo host and use IMG link tags to post a link that will show the picture here.


 

C_Claycomb

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"Irritating" is a little too broad a description to know what mobile phone you have, ;) but from my iPhone 6 it is very simple to attach photos from my phone memory with a paid membership, and almost as simple to copy the URL link from my Flikr app for pictures I have uploaded there, then paste the link into a post here.

I have to admit that I almost never look at forums on my mobile. I had to test the two photo posting methods above as I had never done either before. I do all my posting from a PC and copy photos from camera or phone to that first before posting them.

What brand and age phone do you have?
 

Frankie22

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Hi again, it's a Samsung galaxy note 8.
It's possible l was just blaming my tools there over my own ineptitude. It's a bit of a pain to get apps to load due to a security issue that has arisen, that's the main problem
I will take a look at Flikr..
Thank you for your guidance.
 

Frankie22

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I have uploaded some photos of another piece that l found on a local beach. Again, l can't identify it. It's not a tool.
Anybody out there that might be able to help?
I did quite a bit of lapidary a few years ago, you would think l would know my way around things. Haha.
It's very dark in colour..could be another type of flint.

I have heard that certain flints will charge and purify water?
 

Toddy

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That's not a tool; that's a core.
The second long piece is the raw matrix.

Basically what I think you have is the piece left after tool blades have been struck from it.
You see that shiny bulge ? the bit with sort of concentric rings ? That's a bulb of percussion and it's what you get when you strike pieces off.

Where did you find it ? it looks kind of plough struck too.

Flint nodules come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they can be rumbled about enough in water with other stones that some truly weird edges appear.

Interesting to find though :)

I have absolutely no knowledge of flint being used to purify water. Charcoal yes. Flint if heated up and smashed makes lime though.
 

Frankie22

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Hi, thanks for your response.
The long piece isn't a tool?
Ahhh..That's A shame. It sits so well in the hand, l assumed the top had been cut into for working something.
It kind of reminds me of a hawks head.
So, basically somebody Knapped a piece from it and that's the result?

The banded piece was picked up elsewhere. Is that a type of flint?

I'm wondering approx age.

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Frankie22

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I found the longer piece by a flooded river. It really stood out due to the length , shape and colour.
As soon as l picked it up, it felt as if it was made for my hand.

As l say, the round piece was from the beach.

Norfolk was the location
 

Frankie22

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Water is the only substance on Earth that requires special attention. After oxygen, pure water is the most essential element for life.

Having a mesh structure , water is able to receive, accumulate and transmit information. The water we drink today is the same water that our distant ancestors drank. This is the same water that Moses brought to his lips, which was given to Cleopatra and Pushkin.

Infusion of water on flint is one of the oldest ways to purify water. By spreading wells with flint, our great-grandfathers received not only tasty, spring fresh water, but also protected themselves from infections.
Flint is a mineral based on silicon dioxide SiO2.

Silicon deficiency is experienced not only by elderly people, pregnant and lactating women, but also people who have undergone severe stress, have increased nervous stress, experience chronic depression, neurosis, lead a sedentary lifestyle, suffer from constipation, live in adverse ecological areas, use unfiltered water.

Silicon is rightly called an element of youth, because aging is largely due to a decrease in its content in the body. It is silicon that provides us with smooth skin, beautiful teeth and nails, magnificent hair, healthy vessels. A reduced level of silicon indicates a tendency to diabetes, cataracts, an enlarged thyroid gland, and strokes.
Silicon deficiency in bone tissue leads to arthrosis, joint and ligament weakness, osteoporosis, and periodontal disease. More than 70 vitamins and minerals are not absorbed without the necessary level of silicon.

It should be remembered that not every flint can be used to purify water. Flint collected on the surface of the soil, near rivers, seas, is not suitable for use as a filter for water. The porous surface of flint absorbs, like a sponge, all environmental pollution: salts of heavy metals, radionuclides, oil products. When insisted, all this goes into the water.

Today we use only pure flint which lies at a great depth, more than 71 meters, among the chalk rocks. Gray-black opal-chalcedony flint is a rare mineral. It is he who makes the water crystal clear, tasty and healing.
It is proved that such water approaches spring water, and also has a bactericidal effect. Saprophytic bacteria, protozoa, parasites, fungi, and viruses die in it. At the same time, chlorine, iron, ammonia and ammonium salts, mercury and organophosphorus compounds present in the water are neutralized. Infused with flint, water restores its natural structure and has a pleasant spring taste.

It is noted that watering vegetable crops with flint water increases productivity, and seedlings do not get sick with putrefactive fungi and mold. When salted, such water makes vegetables crispy. It also has beneficial effects on the aquarium microflora and fauna. Increasingly, beauty salons turn to flint water. Very useful and effective masks, wraps, herbal tonics, prepared on its basis. Penetrating into the deeper layers of the skin, structured flint water stimulates cell regeneration and inhibits the aging process.

Application
Before the first use, rinse flint, add water at the rate of: 10 grams per 1 liter / 50 grams per 2-3 liters / 150 grams per 7-8 liters. Insist 2 days. Top up at night, as the flow rate. In the morning, the water is ready. Drink at least 2 glasses a day. Rinse the minerals and the container once every 5 days (re-insisting for 6 hours is enough). It should be noted that flint in water does not "work" forever, its reserves are not unlimited. Therefore, for a full-fledged effect, it is advisable to change flint every 5-6 months.
It is proved that the activity of flint enhances quartz. Therefore, it is useful to mix quartz and flint crystals. This gives water a more complete range of healing properties.
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