SUSS-64AC42: Seven late Mesolithic to Neolithic flint flakes, dorsal face

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Unique ID: SUSS-64AC42

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A collection of seven late Mesolithic to Neolithic flint blades and flakes found together. Possibly the debris of one flint working event. Flakes arrange 1-7 running left to right in the photograph. 1) A large secondary flake with some cortex remains at the base of the flake. The bulb of percussion is present but not very prominent. There is some evidence of retouch around the striking platform. The flake is 58.8mm long, 23.8mm, 9.9mm thick and weighs 19.28g. 2) A blade which appear to be broken by an old break. This is a secondary flake with cortex covering a third of the back of the blade. The blade is 46.5mm long, 18.7mm wide, 7.4mm thick and weighs 7.77g. 3) A tertiary flake with very evident waves of percussion. The flake has been retouched to remove the bulb of percussion. It appears the blade had been removed from a core which has been worked from both ends. The flake is 29.4mm long, 29mm wide, 7.99mm thick and weighs 6.80g. 4) A tertiary fragment of a blade the striking end of which has been broken off by an old break. There is no evidence of retouch. The blade is 28.1mm long, 15.3mm wide, 5.9mm thick and weighs 3.6g. 5) A small tertiary flake with a clear bulb and waves of percussion. The flake appears to have been struck in the opposite direction to the arrises of flakes taken off before it. The flake is 22.3mm long, 14.1mm wide, 4.3mm thick and 1.19mm. 6) A small tertiary flake with no cortex and arrises on the dorsal face. The flake has a clear bulb and waves of percussion. The flake is 22.8mm long, 15.6mm wide, 3.6mm thick and 1.29g. 7) A small tertiary flake with a clear bulb and waves of percussion. There is no cortex present. The flake is 20.5mm long, 14.9mm wide, 2.2mm thick and 0.95g.

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 6500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 7
Weight: 39.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Isle of Oxney

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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