Description: A small mottled grey flint point or chisel, plano-convex in cross-section, flaked on all sides with two small areas of cortex remaining, and with a dull patina. Found at Moreuil, Somme, northern France.
Size: 70 mm/2.7 ins. in length
Culture: Neolithic or earlier
Date: Before 1500 B.C.
Provenance: Ex Professor Robert Vincent Davis (1945-2015) Collection of Stone Tools.
Background: Professor Davis was a renown scholar and an acclaimed international expert on stone age axes. He was also the owner of an outstanding private collection. He was a Research Associate at the University of York and Chair and chief petrologist of the Implement Petrology Group, formerly the Implement Petrology Committee, one of the oldest specialist committees founded by the Council for British Archaeology.