BERK-CB69B3: Mesolithic Flake

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: BERK-CB69B3

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

A Mesolithic (probably) flint flake (8,300-4,500BC). The flake is a secondary flake with approximately 10% cortex remaining on the dorsal surface. Also on the dorsal surface there are two flake removal scars. Fine retouch has been worked unifacially from the dorsal surface 11.19mm along the right edge starting at the tip. The retouch may have extended further but damage has removed a section of the edge. The butt is also damaged and the bulb of percussion is no longer present. Orange brown flint with an opaque white patina beginning to form on the ventral surface. Dimensions: length: 33.77mm; width: 16.09mm; thickness: 3.73mm; weight: 1.87g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: 8300 BC
Date to: 4500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.77 mm
Width: 16.09 mm
Thickness: 3.73 mm
Weight: 1.87 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Whitchurch

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
Current location: Returned to finder.
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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