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    • Material: Stone
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Record ID: NLM-18B1B7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
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: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NLM-184B06
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
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: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.

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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: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
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: Thursday 11th December 2014
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: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
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: Thursday 11th December 2014
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Record ID: WILT-6FD4E9
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
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: Friday 12th December 2014
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Record ID: SF-F129D9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
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: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thrandeston', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NMGW-C8902D
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Stone button of uncertain date The button is sub-circular in plan and pointed oval in section (with a diameter of 14.5mm - 16.0mm, a thickness of 5.5mm and a weight of 2.4g) and appears to be made of a fine-grained black shale. Both faces are convex and have been polished to achieve the form. One face has two small parallel holes (of c. 0.8mm diameter) drilled through, from just above the edges. The line of the channels has been crudely scored into the surface above each channel. No other decoration is evident. The surface is abraded chipped. The 'button' is unusual and is difficult …
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st December 2014
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Record ID: BH-9CBA96
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A sub-ovoid cobble with pitted surface (see lower view in image), which may indicate use as a prehistoric hammer stone. It should be noted, however, that cobbles used in road surfaces also develop similar wear patterns. Length: 71.8mm; width: 60.3mm; thickness: 37.5mm. Weight: 239.28g.
Created on: Saturday 29th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: LIN-87C646
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A probable Neolithic polished stone axehead. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan, tapering to a rounded butt. The blade end is damaged. The axe is pointed oval in section. The axe appears to have been made from a dark grey coloured coarse grained stone.
Created on: Friday 28th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-5BE81F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Stone spindle-whorl of uncertain date, Roman to early Post Medieval, c. 100 - 1700 The spindle-whorl is comparatively regular and circular (of 35.8 - 37.4mm diameter and weighing 27.8g) is made from a fine-grained, micaeous sandstone, now with ground surfaces. The spindle-whorl is of sub-rectangular section (13.9mm thick) with near-flat faces. The perforation is central and is circular (7.4mm diameter) with straight parallel sides. There is no surviving evidence of applied decoration to the surfaces. Margeson (1993, page 184)[1] has suggested that the weight of a spindle whorl is…
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4B403A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Neolithic stone axehead, complete (with a length of 142.8mm and a weight of 536.3g) and has a consistent polish which has removed all the shaping, presumably through pecking. The butt is blunt and has an even curve (45mm wide). Both sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade. The axe has a pointed elliptical body section and reaches a maximum thickness (of 35.3mm) approximately one third of the length from the blade (53mm from the blade). The blade is moderately rounded (and has a width of 80.4mm). The blade retains its edge and has a number of small nicks. Geological exa…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-20E44D
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A geometric rod microlith of Mesolithic date, about 8000 - 4000 BC. It is formed on dark grey chert. It is sub-rectangular in plan, tapering to a point at the distal end, and triangular in section. It has short, sub-parallel, abrupt retouch along the left edge. It is 18.8mm long, 4.1mm wide and 3mm thick. 0.21g.
Created on: Sunday 23rd November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: SF-9DDCDD
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A fragment of grey lava quern stone top of probable Roman or later date, probably imported from the Rhine. It is roughly rectangular in form, terminating on either side in old breaks. The outer edge tapers towards the centre to give a sub-triangular profile. On the top face is the remains of a circumferential groove, approximately 70mm from the outer edge. The bottom face is concave in profile from continous grinding action. This quern measures 125.48mm in length, 136.27mm in width, 50.74mm in thickness at the outer edge, 18.79mm in thickness at the inner edge, 8.55g in weight. Ther…
Created on: Monday 17th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 17th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Steeple Bumpstead', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: CAM-5EAB98
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
An Early to Middle Neolithic polished stone axehead dating c. 4000-3300 BC. This axehead has a pointed-oval cross section. One side edge has a slight flattened lateral facet, the opposing side edge having a subtler flattened lateral facet that could easily be missed during a very quick examination of this artefact thus giving the impression of a lateral rounded-pointed edge. The artefact weighs 290.74g, has a length of 126.5mm, maximum width of 60.5mm and maximum thickness of 31.7mm. The type of stone used to create this axehead has not yet been fully identified however the finder has…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: WMID-49DD1B
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
A complete unifacial quartzite handaxe, of Lower and / or Middle Palaeolithic dating (400, 000 BC to 50, 000 BC). The quartzite handaxe has been struck from a pebble core. It has been worked unifacially (one side). Approximately 50% of the pebble has been worked. Two large flakes have been removed, to create the main shape, with a couple of smaller flakes removed from the right hand side to create a slightly serrated edge. It measures 102.1 mm in length, 58.5 mm wide and 33.1 mm thick. It weighs 314 g. The quartzite is a mid brown colour, with a couple of curved red veins.
Created on: Thursday 13th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: LEIC-353AD5
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Early Neolithic stone axehead, 72mm long, 43mm wide and 20mm thick. The object is in good condition with a weight of 89.366grams. The axe is complete except for a chip on one side near its butt end. It is produced from a fine grained brown/green stone. It is unfacetted and has a rounded surface which terminates in a very faint ridge down each side, giving it a pointed oval cross-section. It has a gently rounded blade which is intact and still crisp. The axe appears to be Group VI volcanic tuff, probably making it a product of the Langdale axe factory.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-335F61
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
Neolithic worked stone possibly an axehead rough-out or crude scraper, probably dating between c. 3500 - 2100BC The worked stone is complete (with a length of 136.8mm, a maximum width of 111.3mm, a maximum thickness of 50mm and a weight of 999.8g). The stone is a fine-grained greenstone from the 'Langdale axe factory' (Group VI) and has been partially shaped by flaking, mostly around the edges. The stone is sub-rounded, consistent with water rolling.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
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Record ID: DOR-334D76
Object type: ROOF TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated
A fragment of a limestone roof tile. The pointed apex of a probably lozengiform roof tile. There is a sub circular chipped hole at the apex. This has been pecked from both faces. The material is Purbeck Marble, a fossiliferous limestone found in south Dorset (the Isle of Purbeck). Roof tiles such as these are common on Roman sites, but continue in use into the 19th century. Date: Roman to Post medieval - 100 to 1800 Dimensions: 127 mm x 157 mm x 20 mm Weight: 487 g
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-333716
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers
Neolithic polished stone axehead, probably dating between c. 3500 - 2100BC The axehead is comparatively small (with a length of 78.0mm and a weight of 120.8g). The butt (with a width of 31.0mm) is convex and may have been reworked. The sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade edge (with a width of 58.7mm). There is some polishing on the sides, which are slender. The faces are convex, producing a pointed oval body section, with a maximum thickness (of 20.3mm) near the middle (35mm from the blade edge). The blade edge is moderately straight and displays evidence of consid…
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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