D e s i g n b y K . N i c h o l s W e s s e x A r c h a e o l o g y
'Lithic' means 'Stone'
In the Mesolithic flint workers made awide range of tools and weapons usinglots of small flints called microliths someonly 2-4cm long.In the Neolithic similar types of toolswere made from single flints.During the Bronze Age flint wasstill used. The shape of arrowheadschanged from leaf-shaped to abarbed-and-tanged design.By the Iron Age stone tools hadlargely become obsolete.
The style of stone tools changed over time.
Early Neolithic 4000-3000 BC Mesolithic 8500-4000 BC
Palaeolithic 500,000BC-10,000 BC Scraping ToolsMicroliths Arrowhead Leafshaped Arrowhead Oblique Arrowhead Chisel Arrowhead Barbed and Tanged KnifeBladeKnifeDiscoidal KnifePlano Convex FabricatorPiercer Axe Axe Axe
Late Neolithic 3000-2400 BC Early Bronze Age2400-1800 BC Late Bronze Age1200-700 BC