SUSS-A54CD5: Neolithic : Lithic implement

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: SUSS-A54CD5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A waste flint flake dating from the Mesolithic to Neolithic period (circa 8300 – 2100 BC). The bulb of percussion and striking platform both survive on the ventral surface. A small bulb scar is also evident. Numerous blade flakes have been removed from the dorsal surface before this flake itself was removed. 50% of the dorsal surface is still coated with the natural cortex.

Notes:

These flints form part of a large collection of lithic implements and associated waste flakes. The finder was collecting flints from the 1960 onwards up to the present day. The collection spans areas in East Sussex and Kent. Known as the Lambert Collection these lithic implements are housed by the finder and are available for further study should someone want to research the flints further. These database entries are a basic record of what is contained within the collection. The finder can be contacted via the local Finds Liaison Officer.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Lambert Collection - housed by the finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8300 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.17 mm
Width: 18.73 mm
Thickness: 6.35 mm
Weight: 3.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1988

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Trista Clifford
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Lambert Collection photo L81a/b

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Rother (District)
Parish or ward: Ticehurst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6833
Four figure Latitude: 51.071742
Four figure longitude: 0.396598
1:25K map: TQ6833
1:10K map: TQ63SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Current location: Lambert Collection - housed by the finder
General landuse: Woodland
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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