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Record ID: NLM-FB075D
Object type: POLISHER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Brown Quartzite [non-specialist identification by MF] water rolled cobble possible polisher or rubber. An oval-ended pebble fragment with a limited flattened and darker area, most clearly distinguished from the rest of the surface by the removal of tiny pale naturally formed abrasion scars which cover the rest of the object. The use of various erratic stones as improvised rubbers or grinders and sharpeners was common from Prehistory through to the end of the Early Medieval period. Suggested date: Unknown, possibly 800 BC-AD 1000. Length: 50.0mm, Width: 43.5mm, Thickness: 26.1mm, Weigh…
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: SWYOR-E70566
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A stone axehead roughout made from Langdale epidotized tuff stone and dating from the Neolithic Period, 4000 BC - 2350 BC. The roughout is ovoid in plan and sub-rectangular in profile, with a sub-rectangular section at one end, and a sub-oval section at the other. The roughout has knapped edges at the rounded, oval-sectioned end and it is roughly axe-shaped, but it was not completed. The faces are still flat and unworked in most places, and the surface is rough: is has not been polished. Work was discontinued and the roughout was discarded for unknown reasons. The roughout can be com…
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th January 2015
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Record ID: NLM-E5FD8E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Compacted fine Sandstone [non-specialist identification by MF] water rolled cobble possible whetstone. Oval-ended pebble broken at one end. The object now bears a sooty looking deposit. The use of various erratic stones as improvised rubbers or grinders and sharpeners was common from Prehistory through to the end of the Early Medieval period, when access to better sharpening stones from Scandinavia led them to dominate the market. It is, however, possible that the limited wear on this example is the result of accidental or natural processes. Suggested date: Unknown, possibly 800 BC-AD …
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-E5E958
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Compacted fine Sandstone [non-specialist identification by MF] water rolled cobble possible whetstone. Oval-ended pebble broken at one end. One face is smoothed by (presumably) longitudinal wear. The object now bears a sooty-looking deposit. The use of various erratic stones as improvised rubbers or grinders and sharpeners was common from Prehistory through to the end of the Early Medieval period, when access to better sharpening stones from Scandinavia led them to dominate the market. It is, however, possible that the limited wear on this example is the result of accidental or natural…
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-9229F9
Object type: ROTARY QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Medium grained and poorly compacted Sandstone possible rotary quern fragment. Sub-rectangular chip of sandstone with a possibly smoothed and chamfered curving edge at one end. The other end and all sides are flat, and one (top or bottom) face as illustrated bears a single diagonal groove, possibly adventitious damage. The curved end may suggest an origin in the flat top stone of a rotary quern. None of the faces is smoothed so as to suggest use as a hone or rubber - if this was a fragment of a broken quern shaped to form such an object, there is no trace of its use. The use of vaguely …
Created on: Friday 16th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 19th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NMS-63C478
Object type: MILLSTONE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Probably post-medieval millstone of grey granite. The edge has been trimmed back for re-use, perhaps an anchor. The lower face is smoothed through use. The central hole, diameter 7.5mm, widens at the top to a diameter of 11mm. Diameter of the whole 495 - 500mm. Thickness 135mm. Weight not taken.
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: DOR-4D96B8
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A tertiary flake of Portland chert. Dark grey opaque chert with a low-gloss patina. The proximal end has a small striking platform and there is a well defined, small bulb of percussion with bulbar scar on the ventral face.The waves of percussion are visible on the ventral face. There are numerous parallel flake removals, in two directions of working, on the dorsal face which are indicative of blade production. The flake is from a core with two opposing platforms. The force of the hard hammer or indirect strike has twisted at the distal end, plunging along the lip of the opposed platfor…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
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Record ID: DOR-4D600F
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A tertiary flake of Portland chert. Dark grey opaque chert with a low-gloss patina. The proximal ends has a wide striking platform and there is a diffuse bulb of percussion with bulbar scar on the ventral face.The waves of percussion are visible on the ventral face. There are several parallel flake removals on the dorsal face which are indicative of blade production. There is some recent damage at the distal end. Date: Neolithic - c. 4000 to 2350 BC Dimensions: 46 mm x 26.5 mm x 6 mm Weight: 8 g
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
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Record ID: DOR-38C993
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Two tertiary flakes of Portland chert. Mid to dark grey opaque chert with a low-gloss patina. Both are fragments of probable bladelets. The proximal ends only with small striking platforms and diffuse bulbs of percussion with bulbar scars.The waves of percussion are visible on the ventral faces. There are parallel flake remocvals on the dorsal faces. Both are broken or snapped off at the distal end. Date: Probably Mesolithic to Early Neolithic- c. 10000 to 3500 BC Dimensions: 1] 31 mm x 14 mm x 4 mm 2] 23.5 mm x 17 mm x 3.5 mm Weight: 1] 2g 2] 2g
Created on: Monday 12th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
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Record ID: DOR-387A5C
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A probable handaxe. A pointed plano convex handaxe made on a large flake of orange-brown Greensand chert. A relatively small striking platform at the proximal end and a large diffuse bulb of percussion. The dorsal face has several flake removals along the edges,shaping it to a blunted point at the distal end and giving it a central longitudinal ridge producing a sub-triangular cross section. There is some recent edge damage and abrasion which is consistent with a beach findspot. Date: Probably Lower Palaeolithic - c. 500000 to 150000 BC Dimensions: 111 mm x 58.5 mm x 29 mm Weight: 179 g
Created on: Monday 12th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
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Record ID: DEV-338043
Object type: LOOMWEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A stone loomweight of Roman to Post Medieval date. The loomweight is roughly circular in plan and has two flat, plain faces. A circular perforation measuring c.8mm in diameter runs through the centre. It is possible to see lines caused by drilling through the stone to fashion the perforation. The perforation has been drilled from each side causing the perforation to have an hour glass profile. The fabric is a greyish-red colour with a few micaceous inclusions. The loomweeight is c. 50mm in diameter and c.8mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 30th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 31st December 2014
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Record ID: CORN-EB48C4
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Incomplete greenstone (epidiorite) shafthole adze, sub-oval in plan, tapering slightly towards the surviving end, and lozenge-shaped in profile and section. About half of the adze remains, including the blade end, and half of the shaft hole. Both ends would have been worked to form an edge which could have been used for chopping as well as hammering. The implement has been worked from a beach cobble and would have been collected from the coast. It would have then been pecked and ground into shape and the central hole bored by using sand and a drill. The shaft hole is semi-circular in …
Created on: Saturday 27th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: NLM-18B1B7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Pale buff sedimentary stone - possibly a fine grained limestone - unidentified object. Trapezoid object with five flat faces and one longer side which is stepped in three stages, the latter probably a natural formation. The material appears unsuitable to serve as a whetstone, a function which the rectilinear form might otherwise admit, and none of the surfaces are so smoothed as to suggest this was used as a rubbing or polishing stone. A broad date range is offered to include the most likely periods for the [often improvised] use of such stone objects. This could originally have been a…
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-184B06
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Stone polished axehead fragment. Pale green fine grained compact stone, probably a volcanic tuf. This is an abraded chip from a polished stone axe, probably Group 6 and the material probably Greenstone from Langdale, Cumbria. The curved end of the fragment suggests the chip is from the side of the crescentic cutting edge. Suggested date: Early Neolithic, 4000-3500 BC. Length: 39.6mm, Width: 43.3mm, Thickness: 10.1mm, Weight: 19.17gms.
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: BH-C2EBDD
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Part of a Late Iron Age to Early Roman rotary quern stone. The piece represents just under half of the originally ring-shaped upper stone. The stone is of classic 'bee hive' form, being domed, with a flat underside, and retains part of its inverted-conical hopper, located centrally. Part of a conical handle socket extends horizontally from the outer face, terminating a short distance from the hopper. Another feature of the stone is a recessed perimeter band, which probably represents a seating for a driving strap. The puddingstone itself is a conglomerate comprising small to medium pe…
Created on: Saturday 13th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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Record ID: SF-AA85DD
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A fragment from a grey volcanic lava stone quern of uncertain date. Only part of one face survives, the remainder of the object is missing due to old breaks, now worn. The remains are sub-rectangular in form with a grinding face that has multiple parallel grooves. All edges terminate in old breaks. This quern measures 135.99mm in length, 128.90mm in width, 24.05mm in thickness, 602g in weight. The grooves on the quern are very large, perhaps suggesting it is a fragment from a Medieval millstone.
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-718F9B
Object type: TESSERA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Grey Limestone possible Tessera. Irregular stone cube whose faces were possibly defined by drafts of an axe or chisel, and subsequently chipped. The smoothest side may have formed part of a mosaic floor. The use of larger tesserae would be more likely in the later Roman period, as part of an undecorated floor, a simple geometric design, or in the border to a figurative design. Suggested date: possibly Late Roman, 200-375. Length: 28.4mm, Width: 20.9mm, Thickness: 22.6mm, Weight: 27.28gms.
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: WILT-703FBC
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An incomplete Neolithic polished greenstone axehead dating to the period c. 4000 - 2500 BC. The axehead is trapezoidal in shape and widens from the butt end to the blade. It tapers in thickness from the butt end to the blade. The axehead has an ovular cross-section at the butt end and a lenticular cross-section at the blade end. The butt end of the axehead was broken off in antiquity and the remaining fragment reused. The butt end appears to have been used as a hammer stone. There is evidence of pecking on this surface and it is slightly rounded. The cutting edge of the blade has been …
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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Record ID: WILT-6FD4E9
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An incomplete stone macehead of Mesolithic to early Bronze Age date (c. 8500 - 1601BC). The macehead is made from a smooth waterworn quartzite pebble. The macehead is semi-circular in shape. Approximately 50% remains. There is a break across the centre of the peforation. The hourglass profile of the perforation indicates that it was worked from both sides. There is some evidence of pecking on the rounded edge of the macehead, indicating that it may have been used as a pebble hammer. The quartzite is orange-brown in colour with red-brown inclusion, indicating a high iron content. The m…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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Record ID: SF-F129D9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A complete polished stone axe of Neolithic date. It is oval in form and pointed oval in section and formed from a finely grained stone that grey/green in colour in the breaks, with stained brown surfaces that have some post-depositional damage evident in iron staining and several transverse and vertical scratches. The object has a crescentic blade end with chips at one end and close to the centre, as well as multiple striations on the cutting edges that indicate probable use-wear and possible re-sharpening. It has good all-over polish, with slight facetting to both edges as well as the…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thrandeston', grid reference and parish protected.

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