Stone Age to Iron Age 1: flint What is this tiny object? Expand This is a close-up of a flint arrowhead. It was found on Folkestone’s East Cliff. It is up to 5000 years old, from the Neolithic period (the New Stone Age). Neolithic people were the first farmers. Some settled in the Folkestone area where they grew crops and kept animals. Arrowheads were carefully shaped by prehistoric people from a stone called flint that is found locally. When flint breaks into pieces you often get very sharp edges. This makes flint a really useful material for making tools. An arrowhead was attached to a wooden shaft. Trimmed feathers were attached at the other end, to keep the arrow flying straight. Bows and arrows were used for hunting animals like deer and in battles with other tribes.