Discovering Stone Age tools made of flint

An archaeologist explores the importance of flint to Stone Age man. A modern day worker makes a replica of a Stone Age arrow, showing us how skilled Stone Age people were in their use of flint.

An archaeologist explores the importance of flint to Stone Age man. A modern day worker makes a replica of a Stone Age arrow, showing us how skilled Stone Age people were in their use of flint. He even makes a Stone Age glue from pine resin, beeswax and charcoal to hold the arrowhead in place. There was, at that time, no knowledge of metal or metal-working so survival depended on making these tools and weapons.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to explore Stone Age technology – what tools did they use and how were they made? By realising how skilled flint workers were, pupils can be made to appreciate the competence of people at the time and how well-adapted they were to their environment.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level in Scotland.