Its traditional exterior design features mellow brick and Charles Church's signature knapped flint
combination, with timber porch and symmetrical front facade.
English flushwork (essentially knapped flint
with the split dark sides facing outwards, framed by freestone dressings) is one of the country's glories.
I remain connected to the ancients of old, my forefathers who lived in caves and knapped flint
into spear points, knife blades, arrowheads, and atlatl tips.
The sediment used for the backfilling of the pit was dark, rich in organic material, and mixed with knapped flint
, shards and animal bones.
My eyes scanned the ground for knapped flint
points that would betray the past presence of the ancient hunter whose food may have been laced with some of the very atoms that now feed me.
Locations recorded so far include an early Neolithic site near Al Asaila fort with a very specific type of knapped flint
tool that has intriguing counterparts in the Levant, and areas where fragments of ancient painted pottery from Mesopotamia have been found.
The dagger is one of the oldest knife forms in the history of the world, dating back to knapped flint
versions before edged metal tools ever graced the planet.
The locations ranged in date from an early Neolithic site near Al Asaila fort with a very specific type of knapped flint
tool, to areas where fragments of the ancient painted pottery from Mesopotamia known as Ubaid were found, along with axes made from black stone.
The rear wall against the cliffs has been replaced with a reinforced retaining wall, a party wall to the west has been rebuilt in concrete, and two exposed elevations have been reconstructed in a functional reinterpretation of the original with knapped flint
facings and dressings of brick and stone.
Finishes of the new part are glass, concrete, hardwood and knapped flint
, contrasting with the old Covent Garden portico.
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