HESH-8AEDD5: Neolithic: Small irregular piece of flint debitage

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: HESH-8AEDD5

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Small irregular piece of flint debitage, probably dating to the Earlier Neolithic period. (3500-2700 BC). The piece of flint is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and profile. There are no areas of cortex present – this suggests that the waste comes from the tertiary (or final phase) of tool making. This is substantiated by the large amount of flaking on dorsal face, when compared to the ventral. The ventral face has a distinct bulb of percussion. The dorsal face has at least eight scars on it, from at least three different directions. This would suggest that this flake was produced towards the end of tool production. There is no evidence of further flaking or secondary retouch present on any of the edges. The flint measures 20.8mm length, 19.1mm width, is 3.3mm thick and weighs 1.14 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 2700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.8 mm
Width: 19.1 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 1.14 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Old Radnor (Community)

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

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