KENT-DA1EE2: Lamberhurst: Three Mesolithic blades

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Unique ID: KENT-DA1EE2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete blade of Mesolithic or Neolithic date. The blade was knapped from light to mid grey flint, and has dorsal scaring. Both edges of the blade are parallel, and one edge has been retouched with abrupt removals. Both terminals have snapped. The blade is 34.25mm long, 16.04mm across at the widest point, has a maximum thickness of 3.85mm and weighs 3.24 grams.


This blade is in the centre of 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: 34.25 mm
Width: 16.04 mm
Thickness: 3.85 mm
Weight: 3.24 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: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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