A charming little decorative Owl which has been carved from a piece of Flint with soft white with speckled blue coloration and a red zone down its side.
Flint has been used by humans to make stone tools for at least two million years. The conchoidal fracture of flint causes it to break into sharp-edged pieces. Early people recognized this property of flint and learned how to fashion it into knife blades, spear points, arrowheads, scrapers, axes, drills and other sharp tools using a method known as flint-knapping. If these tools were broken or damaged in use they were often reshaped into smaller tools of similar function.