KENT-D8A520: Lamberhurst: Six Mesolithic blades

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Unique ID: KENT-D8A520

Object type certainty: Certain
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Mesolithic or Neolithic blade knapped from very light grey flint. The blade is incomplete as it has snapped towards the proximal end. There is possible retouch along one edge. The blade is 25.11mm long, 8.28mm across at the widest point, has a maximum thickness of 2.04mm and weighs 0.67 grams.


This blade is second from the right in the attached photograph.

Class: Blade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8300 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.11 mm
Width: 8.28 mm
Thickness: 2.04 mm
Weight: 0.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1960 - Monday 1st January 1990

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tunbridge Wells (District)
Parish or ward: Lamberhurst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6736
Four figure Latitude: 51.098987
Four figure longitude: 0.383724
1:25K map: TQ6736
1:10K map: TQ63NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Woodland

References cited

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: Wednesday 30th November 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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