HESH-B1C316: Neolithic: Debitage

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: HESH-B1C316

Object type certainty: Certain
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Small flint waste flake / debitage probably dating from the Neolithic period (3500 - 2100 BC). The flake is irregular in both plan and profile. It has a number of facets (caused by flaking) on the dorsal face and a bulb of percussion on the rear of the ventral. There is a small area of cortex (rough outer skin of the flint nodule) present which suggests that this flake comes from the secondary phase of tool production. There is no evidence of secondary reworking on any of the edges which suggests that it has not been utilised as a tool (such as a scraper). The flint is a mid grey white colour with a number of darker seams running through it. When held up to the light a number of flaws can be seen within the matrix. This suggests that it might have come from a riverine or glacial source rather than from an area where flint occurs more frequently. This type of waste is typical of the Shropshire area as sites for procuring flint are limited. The flake measures 34.5mm in length, 28.7mm width, is 8.5mm thick and weighs 5.01 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.5 mm
Width: 28.7 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Weight: 5.01 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: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lyonshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3355
Four figure Latitude: 52.18915426
Four figure longitude: -2.98149414
1:25K map: SO3355
1:10K map: SO35NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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