LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: SOM-03C955

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Proximal end of a knapped flint tool, probably a knife, possibly a scraper, probably of Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date. Made on a large, thick tertiary flake with prominent bulb on the ventral face and evidence of a previous large removal from the same direction on the dorsal face. Long, scalar, semi-abrupt retouch down both sides. Snap at distal end with chips or possibly some deliberate tidying retouch along lower edge. Mid-grey flint with paler mottling. 30.1mm long, 22.6mm wide, 7.1mm thick; it weighs 5.80 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
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 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 30.1 mm
Width: 22.6 mm
Thickness: 7.1 mm
Weight: 5.8 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20736

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Neolithic or Early Bronze Age lithic implement

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Somerset
District: Sedgemoor
To be known as: North Petherton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Thursday 19th April 2012
Updated: Thursday 19th April 2012

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