SWYOR-B55813: Prehistoric flint flake

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Unique ID: SWYOR-B55813

Object type certainty: Certain
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Small leaf shaped flint flake. The flake has no retouch and has been subject to heat, indicated by the cracked cortex. The flake has a double dorsal ridge and the ventral face is rough and cracked – again probably as a result of fire. The flake weighs 3.17g and measures 28.46mm in length, 16.9mm in width and 6.6mm in thickness.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.46 mm
Width: 16.9 mm
Thickness: 6.6 mm
Weight: 3.17 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Marshall
Identified by: Ms Anna Marshall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Barton-under-Needwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1818
Four figure Latitude: 52.75931021
Four figure longitude: -1.73471313
1:25K map: SK1818
1:10K map: SK11NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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