Tyne and Wear HER(650): Birtley, flints - Details
Tools and Equipment
In 1932-33 a number of prehistoric artifacts were found at Birtley Brickworks from "a large area of glacial varve clay making a late glacial lake". The objects included a flint knife, "a few cores of true Lyne Hill type", flakes with secondary chipping, scrapers, "and a fair number of coarsely worked bulky flakes".
<< HER 650 >> A. Raistrick, 1933, Mesolithic Sites of the North-East Coast of England, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia,Vol. VII, Part II, pp. 196-7, fig. 5.1-6 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 32 no. 4