FLAKE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-289D96

Object type certainty: Certain
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Description by Nicholas Thomas:

This is a notched pebble.

The notch has been formed at the distal end of the dorsal face by retouch from the a large flake scar on the ventral surface. The retouched area is less patinated than the ventral scar. the notch is slightly worn.

The ventral face has large scars covering the distal half of the surface, used as a platform from which to retouch the prominent notch.

The flint has grey/white patination almost all over. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble by the look of its primary cortex.

Bond (2004) illustrates a similar piece on Fig 5.94 Nos L6 which he calls a notched flake and dates to the Neolithic.

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

Dimensions and weight

Length: 35 mm
Width: 29.3 mm
Thickness: 19.5 mm
Weight: 22.25 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2004 - Wednesday 1st December 2004

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Adrian Rodda - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Adrian Rodda - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 141.5
Museum accession number: TRURI 2011.23

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]

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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]

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: Friday 27th January 2012
Updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012

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