FLAKE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-F1FA51

Object type certainty: Certain
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A short, broad flake of translucent brown flint with opaque cream inclusions struck from near the cortex of a pebble using a soft hammer. The distal edge is scalloped by snaps and the left break facet is glossed from use with a short line of semi-abrupt adjacent to it on the distal end of the left margin. Mercer(1981) illustrates an end utilised flake on page 129, fig56, L104.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 4500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 30 mm
Width: 26.8 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm
Weight: 6.8 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2004 - Friday 30th April 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: 12.3
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 utilised 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: Thursday 12th January 2012
Updated: Sunday 29th January 2012

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