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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7CC4F0

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

Flint knife, sub-oval in plan, triangular in profile and plano-concave in section. Conchoidal ripples on the ventral face. Serrated retouch along the upper left edge on the dorsal face, with retouch at the proximal end and backed right margin. The flint is dark grey colour with lighter inclusions.

Butler (2005) illustrates a similar example on page 115, Fig. 46, No. 6, which is dated to the Mesolithic.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: ROYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: MESOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 4300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 30 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 4.6 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2005 - Thursday 30th June 2005

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr George Scott - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr George Scott - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 286.11
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]

A resized image of KNIFE

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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: GPS (from the finder)
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: Tuesday 31st January 2012
Updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012

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