Unique ID: PUBLIC-F30932

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

A thin flake of mottled grey and grey brown pebble flint. Cortex backs the left side and the distal end has been truncated straight. The sharp right margin truncates a feathered dorsal scar. This leaves a wavy and sharp edge. There is a little fine retouch near the proximal end and in the mesal part of the lateral margin. Mercer(1981) illustrates an edged, truncated flake on page 143, fig 63, L194.

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: 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: 33.6 mm
Width: 19.7 mm
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Graham Hill - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Graham Hill - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 12.7
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

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY-SA licence (unless stated otherwise).

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

Similar objects

Find number: PUBLIC-568B12
Object type: BLADE
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
A blade shaped flake with steep transverse hinge scars but straight dorsal margins and approximately triangular cross section. The translucen…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Find number: PUBLIC-DE2954
Object type: FLAKE
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
A wide thin , double soft hammer struck flake near the cortex of a mid grey and cream flecked flint pebble. Cortex covers the left margin and…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Find number: PUBLIC-3C0876
Object type: BLADE
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
A thin soft hammer struck translucent brown flint blade with the distal end truncated straight. The small platform has been abraded and a sma…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Report a mistake

Comment on this artefact's record

Your comment will be checked before being posted. We also check for spam using akismet.

Enter your comments:

* This will not be displayed to the public.

* Not compulsory

The following HTML tags can be used - a,p,ul,li,em,strong,br,img,a - and paragraphs will be automatically created

Audit data

Created: Thursday 12th January 2012
Updated: Sunday 29th January 2012

This page is available in: qrcode json xml geojson rdf representations.

Social Bookmarking: