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Cheddar point


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Type of later Upper Palaeolithic flint tool found in the British Isles, named after examples found in the Cheddar Gorge. Made on a relatively narrow flint blade, both ends are worked to produce an elongated trapezoidal form with the long side of the blade left unworked and the shorter side blunted. Possibly used as knife blades.

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