NCL-F33071: Neolithic blade

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Unique ID: NCL-F33071

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint blade of the early Neolithic period. The blade is incomplete, but is rectangular in plan and triangular in section. There is no reworking of the blade edges, with the edges formed by the natural break of the flint. The flint is grey in colour with a brown tinge.


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.1 mm
Width: 28.03 mm
Thickness: 4.84 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2930
Four figure Latitude: 54.664253
Four figure longitude: -1.551929
1:25K map: NZ2930
1:10K map: NZ23SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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