Author Archive | Karl Lee

High Gloss Polishing of Lithic Material

Discoveries are frequently the result of accident or are coincidental to another area of research. The topic of this study was just such a coincidence while examining the efficiency of Palaeolithic bifaces as butchery tools. The initial area of study was to test certain aspects of the bifacial, ovate handaxe to discern its efficiency in […]

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Introducing the Primtechmobile!

Sadly it was recently time to retire Arthur, my trusty green Landrover Discovery, so I’d like to introduce the new Primtechmobile – Freddie the L200 Browning SE! The Browning is a collaboration between the Firs Garage in Oxfordshire and Browning, and is perfect for hauling all my flint and tools around muddy fields without getting […]

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That Was The Week That Was

What a week! One of the best things about this line of work is getting to travel all over the country meeting people, from field-leading academic researchers at prestigious universities to front line heritage staff, passionate about their site. I’m certainly clocking up the miles: Bristol on the 24th May Derbyshire over the Bank Holiday […]

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A happy handaxe owner

As you may have read here, one of my workshop participants at the British Museum had a great time, and fell in love with one of the handaxes I’d taken down with me. As a thankyou for taking the time to write a lovely blog post on her experiences with flint, I tasked my social […]

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Ostriches and Oases

During my work experience for my Archaeology degree I was lucky enough to be accepted by the British Museum, to assist in the transfer of the prehistoric collection from Franks House to the Bloomsbury site. This move never happened, but nonetheless I was able to see some of the lithic material from many different collections […]

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