NCL-F348F2: Neolithic drill

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Unique ID: NCL-F348F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint drill of the early Neolithic period. The drill is sub-triangular in plan with a wide base and an elongated shank that forms the drill bit. One edge of the drill and its tip bear traces of pressure-flaked retouch, along with one bottom edge of the base. The flint is grey in colour with milky spots.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.13 mm
Width: 15.69 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 2.2 g

Discovery dates

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

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: Complete

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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