NMGW-5939E4: Palaeolithic flint flake

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Unique ID: NMGW-5939E4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Middle Palaeolithic Levallois flake The flake is struck with a hard hammer on a piece of pale grey flint that is developing a yellow patina over areas of its surface. The flake has a plain striking platform and there are traces of cortex surviving on the dorsal surface. The flake edges are abraded, rolled and slightly chipped.

Class: Levallois

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 68.6 mm
Width: 40.7 mm
Thickness: 14.8 mm
Weight: 45.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Mark Lodwick
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
District: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Port Eynon (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS4786
Four figure Latitude: 51.552084
Four figure longitude: -4.208175
1:25K map: SS4786
1:10K map: SS48NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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