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Unique ID: KENT-DA1EE2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Incomplete blade of Mesolithic or Neolithic date. The blade was knapped from light to mid grey flint, and has dorsal scaring. Both edges of the blade are parallel, and one edge has been retouched with abrupt removals. Both terminals have snapped. The blade is 34.25mm long, 16.04mm across at the widest point, has a maximum thickness of 3.85mm and weighs 3.24 grams.


This blade is in the centre of the attached photograph.

Class: Blade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: NEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 8300 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 34.25 mm
Width: 16.04 mm
Thickness: 3.85 mm
Weight: 3.24 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1960 - Monday 1st January 1990

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Laura McLean - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Lamberhurst: Three Mesolithic blades

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Kent
District: Tunbridge Wells
Parish: Lamberhurst

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6736
Four figure Latitude: 51.098987 Four figure longitude: 0.383724
1:25K map: TQ6736
1:10K map: TQ63NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening [scope notes]
General landuse: Other[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Garden[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Wednesday 30th November 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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