27th Nov 2011

From Field to Fork (Part 2)

Butchering venison with Andy at Dryad Bushcraft – www.dryadbushcraft.co.uk

 

This flint handaxe is one of a few items left by the first humans and was part of the tool kit used by Neanderthals. They are thought to have been used primarily for butchering animals but they can also be used as a scraper for cleaning animal hides for clothes. The venison below was butchered entirely with the flint axe.

 

A truly amazing prehistoric tool…