NLM-8FF5D5: Neolithic backed blade

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BACKED BLADE

Unique ID: NLM-8FF5D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Grey flint with re-formed cortex, possibly collected from the East Coast, backed blade. A D-shaped thick flake with a broad flake struck from its dorsal side and with a bulbar ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a convex curving edge, with the broad striking platform on the opposite side permitting pressure to be brought to bear on the cutting edge. Gritty cortex appears to have re-formed over part of that edge. The lack of patina may suggest the object was then incorporated into a sealed deposit. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC

Length: 35.8mm, Width: 31.1mm, Thickness: 10.3mm, Weight: 14.11gms

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: 35.8 mm
Width: 31.1 mm
Thickness: 10.3 mm
Weight: 14.11 g

Discovery dates

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

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM48090

Materials and construction

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

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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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