A microlithic tertiary flake of flint. This small flake was struck from a prepared core and bears the scars of previous flake removals on the dorsal surface. Microlithic flakes of this sort were one of the component parts of the composite tools of the mesolithic period. Multiple flakes were mounted in wood and could be used as a range of tools including knives, sickles and projectiles.


The remains of the striking platform and the bulb of percussion are visible on the ventral. The diffuse nature of the bulb of percussion might suggest this flake was struck from the donor core via soft-hammer percussion. The possibility that this flake was used as a small projectile point cannot be discounted.


Fresh looking, no secondary retouch, little patination and no cortical residue present.