4. Chalk Flints of Presumed Yorkshire Origin

Examples of these distinctive flints, normally pale grey with small black and white inclusions, are shown in Figs 3-6 below. A quantity of dark brown flint of high quality was also found – see Fig. 7. Dark brown flint was the preferred raw material on sites on the Yorkshire Wolds reported by Manby (1974; 1975). The raw material appears to have been available in nodules or cores of a size that allowed significantly larger implements to be made than would be possible using beach pebble flint.

Figure 3

Figure 3: Bifacially worked knife, Orton (Cherry 1995)

Figure 4

Figure 4: Microlith and blades, Tarn Moor, Orton (Cherry 1987a)

Figure 5

Figure 5: Flint chisel, Gamelands, Orton (Cherry 1987a)

Figure 6

Figure 6: Edge-polished knife, Shap (Cherry 1995)

Figure 7

Figure 7: Knife, Ash Fell, Kirby Stephen (Cherry 1987a)


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