GAT-DDD7D6: Flint flake

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Unique ID: GAT-DDD7D6

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

Flint blade/flake, truncated at each end and damaged by the effects of burning. A small flake with a pronounced dorsal ridge (hence alternative identification of blade). It is difficult to confidently classify the type of object due to the damage it has suffered, and it is unclear whether all the flake removals currently visible are the result of human action or burning. The flake has a chipped ventral face. The chip is close to the bulb of percussion and may be a result of burning. There may be fine retouch visible along the edges of the dorsal face, and flake removals can be clearly seen longitudinally on this face. These smaller flakes were removed from the core prior to this flake. The blade/flake is likely to be of Mesolithic date due to the Trwyn Du findspot and its diminutive size.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.8 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PRN 24043

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Aberffraw (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH3567
Four figure Latitude: 53.174457
Four figure longitude: -4.470196
1:25K map: SH3567
1:10K map: SH36NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Current location: Returned to Finder

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
White, R.B. 1978 Excavations at Trwyn Du, 1974 Cardiff Cambrian Archaeological Association

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GAT
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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