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NLM-8EDAA0: Neolithic possible backed blade fragment

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BACKED BLADE

Unique ID: NLM-8EDAA0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Grey-buff semi-translucent flint backed blade fragment. Sub-triangular flake with long angled scalar retouch covering the dorsal side and with a bulb at one corner of the ventral surface. The flat edge opposite the bulb and an immediately adjacent smooth positive hinge fracture may have permitted pressure to be brought to bear on what is now an irregular convex cutting edge. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC.

Length: 40mm, Width: 33.1mm, Thickness: 5.8mm, Weight: 9.69gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40 mm
Width: 33.1 mm
Thickness: 5.8 mm
Weight: 9.69 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th October 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM48073

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Swinhope

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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