LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: LEIC-7F2043

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Neolithic flint dagger 52mm long, 17mm wide and 5mm thick in its centre. The flint is in good condition with a grey patina and is finely worked. The flint shows clear signs of being hafted into a handle, being markedly thinner and more roughly worked. The rest of the object has been very finely worked and has a possibly deliberate knick out of one side of its blade.

Notes:

Finder unknown, reported by Mr Ray Howitt

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: NEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: 2500 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 52 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th September 2006

Personal details

Recorded by: Wendy Scott - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Wendy Scott - [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: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Late Neolithic flint dagger

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Leicestershire
District: Melton
Parish: Scalford

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7624
Four figure Latitude: 52.808204 Four figure longitude: -0.873982
1:25K map: SK7624
1:10K map: SK72SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting [scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Wednesday 13th September 2006
Updated: Thursday 20th June 2013

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