Unique ID: PUBLIC-4B7BF4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A soft hammer struck thin flake of grey brown translucent flint. It is of roughly pentagonal plan with a pointed proximal end and a hinged distal end with opposed flake scars on the dorsal surface. There is fine shallow retouch on the right and left margins, some of it on the right margin being visible from the ventral side. Near the left margin is a patch of use gloss. Mercer(1981) illustrates an edged flake on page 143,fig 63, L195.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Royal Cornwall Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 4500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 16.7 mm
Width: 14.2 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2004 - Friday 30th July 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Graham Hill - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Graham Hill - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 91.6
Museum accession number: 2011.23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of edged flake

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Cornwall
District: Cornwall
Parish: Paul

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4627
Four figure Latitude: 50.088689 Four figure longitude: -5.552343
1:25K map: SW4627
1:10K map: SW47SE
WOEID: 26352492
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

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

References cited

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Created: Wednesday 4th January 2012
Updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012

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