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Lithic scatter

Mesolithic lithic scatter at DenhamA lithic scatter is a discrete surface deposit of stone tools and/or the flakes of stone resulting from its manufacture process. 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 the use of field walking. Two lithic scatters dating from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age have been found in Haddenham in field-walking surveys near Scotsgrove House and the Old Cider House.