WAW-BDDE55: A single view of a probable Neolithic blade.

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BLADE

Unique ID: WAW-BDDE55

Object type certainty: Certain
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The object is possibly a blade, but then has been re-used as re-touch occurs along one edge. The blade has been knapped from flint. The blade probably dates to the Neolithic period, -4000 to –2500.

In section the blade has a triangular section. The blade is incomplete as there is a break, but this break is not recent as the blue/grey coloured patina which is on the suface ofthe blade also covers the break. One long edge has small re-touch scars which have removed the patina, suggesting the blade has been re-used at a later date. On the reverse the bulb of percussion is situated at the apparent tip of the blade. The flint is a mid brown colour beneath the patina.

The blade measures 29.86mm long, 15.03mm wide and 4.61mm thick. It weighs 2.2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.86 mm
Width: 15.03 mm
Thickness: 4.61 mm
Weight: 2.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2005

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3040
Four figure Latitude: 52.057575
Four figure longitude: -1.563867
1:25K map: SP3040
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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