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contents : New Stone Age : Craft & Industry

Summary: Tools

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The introduction of pressure flaking at this period meant that much more finely crafted tools could be produced. Arrowheads which were leaf and lozenge shaped became common. Knives which were convex (D shaped in cross section) were also produced. The new hollow scraper was really only found in Ireland. A range of wood working tools, such as axes and chisels, was also developed. These made it possible for more sophisticated carpentry to be carried out. There is evidence that basic mortice and tenon joints were constructed. Timbers were usually tied and pegged however as mortice and tenon joints would not be strong enough for very large structures.

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Rocks were shaped by a process called knapping

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