GLO-63A2E2: An assort of 28 flint tools of various dates during the prehistoric period.

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: GLO-63A2E2

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Lithic assemblage.
28 flint artefacts.
1, Blade, one arise on the dorsal which splits into three halfway down, no bulb of percussion on the ventral. Retouch along both sides, short parallel, slight notch halfway down one of the blades, brown flint with lighter mottling. Date, Late Mesolithic-Early Neolithic.
2, mutable flaking scars covering the dorsal 10% remains of the cortex at the top end, off white patina, dark blue flint where exposed. Date, prehistoric.
3, Flake, two arises on the dorsal, one on either side running down its length. Large bulb of percussion on the reverse. The artefact has been snapped along its waist. Light grey patina with off white mottling, light brown flint exposited at the break. Date. Probably Neolithic.
4, Debitage, mutable flaking scars over the whole of the surface, brown colour with grey mottling. Date, Prehistoric.
5, Core rejuvenation flake, cortex running down the centre of the dorsal along the arise. Inverse, scaled retouch down both sides, dark brownish grey with light grey mottling. Date, probably Neolithic.
6, Debitage, no discernible working edge, bluish patina with off white speckles. Date Prehistoric.
7. Core rejuvenation flake, cortex on the top edge, one arises on the dorsal, slightly serrated edges possibly as a result of use. Date, possibly Neolithic-Bronze Age.
8, Flake, one arise on the dorsal, low bulb on the ventral worth low close emanating ripples, grey with lighter grey patches. Neolithic.
9, Flake, two arises on the dorsal close together to the left side of the artefact, slight bulb of percussion on the ventral. Short abrupt retouch on the left side creating a serrated edge. Retouch on the right which has created a long recessed blade, where on end is a right angle, retouch is inverse, parallel. Creamy patina, where the artefact has been retouched, this has exposed grey flint, patina has started to form over the retouch. Date, Neolithic and the retouch could be Bronze Age.
10, Flake, bulb is missing from the ventral, one arise on the dorsal with multiple flaking scars to the right side, very short sub-parallel retouch to the left, brown colour. Date, Neolithic-Bronze Age.
11, Core, complete, 5% cortex, grey patina. Date late Mesolithic-Neolithic.
12, Core rejuvenation flake, concave dorsal, slight serration down two sides (probably through use), creamy colour with light brown patches. Date prehistoric.
13, Core rejuvenation flake, 70% cortex on the dorsal, very dark colour. Date prehistoric.
14, Core rejuvenation flake, 15% cortex on the dorsal, multiple flaking scars on the dorsal, light brown colour. Date, prehistoric.
15, Flake, arise on either side on the dorsal, no bulb on the ventral, the artefact is truncated, grey colour with lighter grey patches. Date, prehistoric. 16, Blade, 70% cortex to the right. One arise on the left with semi-abrupt retouch towards the top, pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral. Date Neolithic.
17, Core rejuvenation flake, 80% cortex, large bulb on the ventral, notch at the base crossed abrupt angle, parallel. Date, prehistoric.
18, Core rejuvenation flake, 10% cortex, mutiple flaking scars over the whole of the surface, dark brown colour. Date prehistoric. 19, Notch flake, multiple flaking scars on the dorsal, bulb is missing from the ventral but there are large percussion ripples, notch at the side 6mm long, the opposite side has long recessed blade, where on end is a right angle, retouch is inverse, parallel. Date Neolithic (probably)-Bronze Age (probably).
20, Truncated flake, two arises on the dorsal that converge at the point, creamy patina has formed on this surface. The ventral has been removed by frost damage leaving a coarse surface and exposing a brown fling. Date prehistoric.
21, Core rejuvenation flake, 15% cortex, no bulb of percussion, multiple flaking scars on the dorsal, straight working edge at the base brown colour. Date prehistoric.
22, Semi-circular scrapper with piercer on butt, abrupt, direct, scaled retouch along three of the sides the butt has concave edges on either side resulting in a thick point in the centre. Grey flint with lighter mottling. Date Bronze Age.
23, Blade, 10% cortex to the right, blade on the left, inverse uneven retouch long scaled. The top has a notch the has vertical retouched sides, bulb of percussion at the base on the ventral. Date Neolithic.
24, Side and end scrapper, abrupt stepped uneven retouch on the right and top sides one large flaking scar covers the dorsal, which also has 20% cortex. No bulb on the ventral. Date Bronze Age.
25, Core rejuvenation flake, 75% cortex, short scaled retouch down one side, the ventral has multiple flaking scars covering the bottom end. Date prehistoric.
26, End scraper, 25% cortex retouch along the top right corner, semi-abrupt, scaled, no bulb on the ventral. Date Bronze Age (probably).
27, Debitage, mutable flaking scars over the whole of the surface, grey colour with light grey mottling. Date, Prehistoric.
28, Core fragment, 15% cortex, multiple flaking scars on the dorsal, some of the flaking scars have removed the creamy patina. No bulb or patina on the ventral exposing a grey flint. Date prehistoric.

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Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Post 500000 BC
Date to: Ante AD 43

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 28

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 595

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Forest of Dean (District)
Parish or ward: Newent (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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