Lithic Scatter

A distinct surface deposit of stone tools and/or the flakes of stone resulting from manufacturing stone tools. Stone tools were used from the Palaeolithic period through to the Bronze Age and later, and were produced in a variety of forms including blades, arrowheads, scrapers and axes.

Stone tools were often made from fine-grained, glass like stones such as chert and, most commonly, flint. Lithic scatters are commonly located through systematic field walking and are often all that remains of a prehistoric site.

See also: Lithic working site

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