Alejandro from James Dixon Primary School

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You said jade was the second hardest stone in the world. You also said they had no metal tools because they were a stone age people, so how were they able to carve jade into daggers and jewellery?  By the way, I loved the presentation and the workshop with the amazing replicas of the beautiful artefacts!

Hi Alejandro, I am glad you enjoyed my visit 🙂

It has taken us a long time to work out how they did it, but the general agreement is that they used garnet (more commonly found in sandpaper), which was found with jade and was a little bit stronger so that they could make incisions in the jade using little bits of garnet rubbed on tools.  It is very hard and difficult work!

 
 

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