GAT-1EE1D2: Flint core

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CORE

Unique ID: GAT-1EE1D2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Flint core, probably Neolithic, from a small nodule of flint. Cortex is present on two sides of the core, and several blade removals are visible. The flint is dark grey in colour, and has been chipped on every angle, presumably from the action of knocking against pebbles on the stony beach at Porth Dinllaen. Nodules of flint were brought to this area from elsewhere. Therefore this core is probably Neolithic (as opposed to Mesolithic) in date, because items were more likely to have been transported around at this time. However the possibility that the core is Mesolithic should not be discounted. Such cores are not terribly diagnostic, and so the date cannot be absolutely defined.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.4 mm
Width: 37.9 mm
Thickness: 38.7 mm
Weight: 71.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th May 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Nina Steele
Identified by: Nina Steele
Secondary identifier: Mr George Smith

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PRN 24075

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
District: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Nefyn (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH2741
Four figure Latitude: 52.938438
Four figure longitude: -4.57579
1:25K map: SH2741
1:10K map: SH24SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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