Flint blade?

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Hi all,
What do you think about this flint?
Quick search and I think it could be a Mesolithic knife / blade?
What are your thoughts?
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I know next to nothing about Flints, but it does look as though it may well be a blade. The edges look to have been worked?

Here's one that I found and it does look similar.

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Definitely worked but picture 2 seems to show your thumb going under the flint - is the side profile unusual?

As for date - sorry, no idea but I know that context for the find area is often a great help. It also doesn't help that worked tools are used well in to the bronze age. Just had a look through Chris Butler's book 'Prehistoric Flintwork' and there appear to be mesolithic and neolithic examples that could match yours.
Guess you need an expert to see it first hand.

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DaveP wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 pm Definitely worked but picture 2 seems to show your thumb going under the flint - is the side profile unusual
Thanks Chris. :thumbsup:
It’s slightly tapered, hence the appearance of my thumb going underneath.
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And to add to the problem of dating, I watched a program a couple of nights ago about lost civilisations. In one part they visited a site on part of the coast of Africa where there is an excavation being done in some caves.
Loads of stone tools had been found and one that was mentioned was a blade, very similar to the above.
The age, wait for it,,,,,,,,,,150 MILION YEARS ! Have no idea if they’ve even got a name for that period of our history.
The expert said it would have been a flake from a larger, probably, hand Axe but would possibly have been used as a blade. Interestingly there were no signs of further working on the sharp edges.
Always nice to find anything like that. It proves there were ‘ancesters’ in the area, even if we don’t know which ones.
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That looks pretty darn convincing to me. Nice find :Star:
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