WMID-9999C2: Neolithic retouched flake (probably) (dorsal plan)

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Unique ID: WMID-9999C2

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A flint flake, with retouch on the distal end, possibly dating from the neolithic period (3500 BC to 2100 BC). The function of the tool is uncertain. This is a secondary flake, with approximately 10% cortex on the dorsal surface. At the proximal end is the striking platform. The ventral face has a bulb of percussion, and ripples of the conchoidal fracture run down the surface. Ripples on the dorsal surface are broadly unidirectional. Viewed in plan, the distal end is uneven. There is a projection to one side, with retouch on both sides of the distal edge (low angle of retouch, particularly clear on the dorsal face). There is a notch / set back edge to the other side, with semi abrupt fracturing on the dorsal face. The flint is a translucent grey/brown colour, with a small area of grey/white running through the flake which can be seen on both the ventral and dorsal surfaces, towards the bulb of percussion. Length: 59.0mm; width 42.8mm; thickness: 8.0mm; mass 13.4g. Probably prehistoric, possibly neolithic in date.


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59 mm
Width: 42.8 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 13.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Duncan Slarke

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
To be known as: Hill Ridware

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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