Lampshade Tool vs Bronze Age Flint Arrowheads

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A while ago on a trip to the British Museum, I spotted these flint arrowheads which (despite the fuzzy photo) look just like the little tool we used to make lampshades at a class I took at the Make Lounge. Friend E who knows what she’s talking about informed me that Bronze age folk were probably not using them to make lampshades as they have been found inside people, so were more likely to be weapons.

Lampshade making is a little bit fiddly though, so perhaps the frustration of making a whole set of shades for every home in the settlement might cause one to just give up, go crazy and eat the tools. We’ve all been there.

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