NLM-941201: Neolithic backed blade

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BACKED BLADE

Unique ID: NLM-941201

Object type certainty: Probably
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Grey flint with re-formed cortex strip, probable backed blade. A sub-trapezoid flake with a broad flake struck from its dorsal side and a low bulb at one end of its ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows one straight edge, with the recortified opposite edge presumably retained to enable pressure to be brought to bear. A single angled scalar draft may represent trimming or flattening of the bulb on the ventral surface, and short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect appears along one narrower end, though the overall impression is of a swiftly improvised tool. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC

Length: 41.6mm, Width: 27.7mm, Thickness: 6.1mm, Weight: 9.87gms

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: 41.6 mm
Width: 27.7 mm
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Weight: 9.87 g

Discovery dates

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

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM48145

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: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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