HAMP-FCA5B3: Mesolithic pick

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Unique ID: HAMP-FCA5B3

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A flint pick of Mesolithic (or early Neolithic) date, rolled and polished by water action. Both faces are bevelled, but one in a more definite triangular cross-section. There are removals all over the surface of the pick; no cortex is present. The butt is oblique while the cutting end is now rounded due to wear. Both longitudinal edges have been 'battered', a common feature on implements of this type. The light grey flint has become weathered, and in many areas has taken on yellow and orange hues from iron staining.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8300 BC
Date to: Circa 3500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 124.2 mm
Width: 38.2 mm
Thickness: 35.7 mm
Weight: 193 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Matt Garner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2124; R433

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Southampton (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Southampton (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Woolston (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4309
Four figure Latitude: 50.8789015
Four figure longitude: -1.39017413
1:25K map: SU4309
1:10K map: SU40NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Above high water

References cited

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Audit data

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

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