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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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Flint was used in the Stone Age for tools and weapons. The most spectacular site is Grime's Graves (Norfolk), which was mined by deep shafts in prehistoric times. Flint has been used as a ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Granular variety of quartz (SiO2) of a fine crystalline structure. It is usually brown or dark grey, although ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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[Ma] ... A hard brittle siliceous rock with conchoidal fracturing properties that is highly suitable for the manufacture of edged tools by flaking or knapping. Found as nodules ... More

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