A flake of flint from Benham Hill, Thatcham.

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Mesolithic Flint, Thatcham

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A flake of flint from Benham Hill, Thatcham. It shows starch fractures that occur naturally from a freeze-thaw cycle, which can look as though blades have been removed from the flint and altered by human workings. This flint was discovered in an area known for Mesolithic human activity and possibly could have also been used as a tool.

Period: Mesolithic

Place: Thatcham



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