BERK-FD3C33: Mesolithic Blade Fragment

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Unique ID: BERK-FD3C33

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A possible Mesolithic flint blade fragment (8300-3500 BC). Pale grey flint with some patination. Dimensions: length 19.42mm; width 1.50mm; thickness 5.25mm; weight 1.48g


This is just part of a large scatter of finds across the field that includes Prehistoric lithics, Roman, Medieval - Post Medieval.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: 8300 BC
Date to: 3500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.42 mm
Width: 1.5 mm
Thickness: 5.25 mm
Weight: 1.48 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1978 - Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Paula Levick
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's collection number: 722

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Chipping Norton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Current location: Returned to finder.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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