HESH-2502F6: Neolithic: Debitage

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: HESH-2502F6

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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 number of regular facets (caused by flaking) on the upper (dorsal) face of the flake. There is a patch of cortex (the rough outer skin of the flint nodule) present on the dorsal edge. This suggests that this flake comes from the secondary phase of tool production. The cortex is white and is similar to that of flint nodules from chalk areas. The underside (ventral face) of the flake shows a small neat bulb of percussion, which is positioned at 90° to the direction of flaking on the dorsal face. This indicates that the piece of debitage dates from the Neolithic period where flaking in multiple directions was common. There are small areas of deliberate retouch around the edges of this flake. This suggests that it was reused as a small scraper. This type of reuse is relatively common in the Marches area as there are limited sources of flint. This means that tools tend to be much smaller and that the waste flakes are utilised. The flint is a light grey brown colour with a number of darker seams running through it. This type of waste is typical of the Shropshire / Herefordshire area as sites for procuring flint are limited. The flake measures 37.3mm in length, 27.1mm width, is 10.7mm thick and weighs 11.5 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: 37.3 mm
Width: 27.1 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm
Weight: 11.5 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: Complete

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: Holme Lacy (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5635
Four figure Latitude: 52.011674
Four figure longitude: -2.642489
1:25K map: SO5635
1:10K map: SO53NE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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