LEIC-7F2043: Late Neolithic flint dagger

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Unique ID: LEIC-7F2043

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Neolithic flint dagger 52mm long, 17mm wide and 5mm thick in its centre. The flint is in good condition with a grey patina and is finely worked. The flint shows clear signs of being hafted into a handle, being markedly thinner and more roughly worked. The rest of the object has been very finely worked and has a possibly deliberate knick out of one side of its blade.


Finder unknown, reported by Mr Ray Howitt

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 2500 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th September 2006

Personal details

Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Scalford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7624
Four figure Latitude: 52.808204
Four figure longitude: -0.873982
1:25K map: SK7624
1:10K map: SK72SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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