In a Cist grave discovered in Cloonteen two pieces of flint were found in among cremated bones. When analysed this flint was found to date back to about 1700BC and may have been imported into the area as flint is a hard rock normally associated with volcanic areas such as Antrim. Flint was used exclusively in Stone Age times as scrapers, arrow heads and for lighting fires. It is a very hard stone with a sharp edge when broken. Smaller flints were used for scraping meat from animal skins. The larger flints where often rounded or polished to make clubs or axes. This is believed to be the earliest record of people living in the Kilconly area.
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