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MICROLITH

Unique ID: NMGW1116

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Three later Mesolithic flint microliths. Two are of straight-backed form and 'narrow-blade' type; whilst the third is lanceolate, being retouched along both lengths to a point.

Notes:

Examination of the microliths reveals that two retain their bulbs of percussion, which would not be the case hd they been manufactured using the microburin technique. A complete absence of microburins from the assemblagesuggests that this technique was not used at Porth-gain. Further interpretive notes on the Porth-gain assemblage are held by the Department of Archaeology & Numismatics, National Museum & Gallery Cardiff.

Class: Later mesolithic microlith

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: 10000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st August 2000

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA:2000.128.1224-1226

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llanrhian (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SM8132
Four figure Latitude: 51.943281
Four figure longitude: -5.187753
1:25K map: SM8132
1:10K map: SM83SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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