NLM-913B21: Neolithic flint point

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Unique ID: NLM-913B21

Object type certainty: Certain
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Grey flint point. A thin sub-triangular flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a flat ventral surface with a small bulb at one corner. Angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows one straight edge, perhaps to form a cutting edge. White patina then developed over all struck surfaces, to be interrupted by a limited zone of short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect which follows that edge opposite the earlier putative cutting edge. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC

Length: 42.9mm, Width: 31.6mm, Thickness: 7.9mm, Weight: 10.24gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 42.9 mm
Width: 31.6 mm
Thickness: 7.9 mm
Weight: 10.24 g

Discovery dates

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

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM48111

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: 6 months ago

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