Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

What percentage of the overall collections are stone tools?

Stone tools and weapons form a sizeable part of the overall Pitt Rivers Museum's collections and the English collections at the Museum. If one takes all weapons and tools made from stone together then they represent 33 per cent of the total Pitt Rivers Museum collections. To put it another way, one in every 3 objects is probably a stone tool.

We say probably because the definite numbers of stone tools are not yet known. Many stone tool collections were accessioned in the past as bulk entries and were not counted. Many totals therefore are based upon estimates using the best information available. It is likely that as more and more of these historical collections are accessioned properly the total extent of the stone tool collections will be known.