HAMP-0B27E2: Two Mesolithic flint implements

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Unique ID: HAMP-0B27E2

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Two Mesolithic implements from a prolific area, found in association with each other. One is a small microlith of grey flint, the colour of which becomes darker at the thicker centre of the object. It is of a trapezoidal form, and appears to be almost blade-like were it not for the distinctive angle on the left side. The shape is indicative of the later Mesolithic, and a parallel may be found in Bond (2002, 119; ref.: 5.103:21). The second implement appears to be an end scraper, and is made of the same grey flint, although much of the cortex has been left on the right side of the implement, opposite the cutting edge. Some patinisation has occurred, resulting in a patch of a lighter grey colour appearing on both faces. This scraper is considered to be somewhat earlier than the microlith, based upon comparison a good parallel illustrated in Bond (2002, 112; ref.: 5.96:19) Both artefacts are in a good condition, with removal marks being clearly visible. Dimensions: Scraper: L.: 52.12mm, W.: 24.0mm, Th.: 10.87mm, Wt.: 261.1g Microlith: L.: 27.2mm, W.: 13.02mm, Th.: 2.69mm, Wt.: 13.6g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: 8300 BC
Date to: 4500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Weight: 274.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th July 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Miss Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2242

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Petersfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7522
Four figure Latitude: 50.992521
Four figure longitude: -0.932725
1:25K map: SU7522
1:10K map: SU72SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Recreational usage

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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