HAMP-0E5B62: Three Mesolithic flint implements

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Unique ID: HAMP-0E5B62

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One scraper and two small microliths from an area where many other Mesolithic flints have been discovered. The scraper is an end scraper, and is almost fan-like in shape, albeit a little more rounded. It is of dark grey flint and a large amount of the white cortex remains on the ventral face. The bulb of percussion and removal marks are clearly visible, and the meeting point with the cortex is very clearly demarcated - the circular sweep of removal is cut in a very deliberate and determinant fashion. The two microliths are also of the dark grey flint, but both are severely patinised, producing a mottled effect which changes to pure white patches in some areas. They are both of geometric forms, being trapezoidal in shape, and are in good general condition (cf. Bond 2002, 97). It is difficult to be diagnostic with microliths, but they would appear to be of a Middle Mesolithic date. Dimensions: Scraper: L.: 26.34mm, W.: 30.53mm, Th.: 8.62mm, Wt.: 6.8g Microlith A: L.: 24.7mm, W.: 11.86mm, Th.: 6.85mm, Wt.:6.01g Microlith B: L.: 14.94mm, W.: 12.88mm, Th.: 3.64mm, Wt: 0.84g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: 7000 BC
Date to: 4500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Weight: 13.65 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
Completeness: Complete

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: SU7523
Four figure Latitude: 51.001511
Four figure longitude: -0.932519
1:25K map: SU7523
1:10K map: SU72SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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