SUSS-C40945: Flakes and blades from a probably Late Neolithic flint scatter

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: SUSS-C40945

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Five flakes and blades, some with evidence of retouch, numbers relate to objects in photograph. 1. Tertiary blade/flake struck off a prepared platform. Bulb of percussion and percussion waves on the ventral face; multiple arises on the dorsal face. Possible usewear on both edges and areas of starch fractures. Possible semi-abrupt parallel retouch at the distal end of the dorsal face creating a rounded end; the area has many fractures and an angular break making it hard to be certain the retouch is deliberate. Mid buff with mottling; 9.22 grams. 2. Tertiary blade struck off a prepared platform. Bulb of percussion and percussion waves on the ventral face; multiple arises on the dorsal face. There is an area of shallow, short, scaler retouch near the distal end of the left edge of the ventral face. There are notches on each side about one third of the way up from the striking platform end (proximal) both created by possible retouch, one with retouch on the ventral face, the other on the distal. This might be preliminary work before snapping the flint. Mid brown-orange with mottling; 5.61 grams. 3. Tertiary blade struck off a prepared platform. Bulb of percussion, and percussion waves on the ventral face; multiple arises on the dorsal face. The blade ends in a hinge fracture and there are irregular breaks down the left edge. pale grey with darker mottling; 4.37 grams. 4. Secondary blade struck off a prepared platform. Bulb of percussion and percussion waves on the ventral face; multiple arises on the dorsal face. Cortex remains at the distal end on the dorsal face covering c.10% of the face. Possible usewear on both edges. Dark grey-brown with mottling; 4.98 grams. 5. Secondary flake struck off a prepared platform. Bulb of percussion and percussion waves on the ventral face; multiple arises and bulb scars on the dorsal face. Cortex remains at the distal end of the left edge of the dorsal face covering c.5% of the face. Possible usewear on the opposite. Pale grey-brown with mottling; 6.70 grams.

Notes:

Part of a large collection of debitage, cores and casual tools from one site. These are possibly from two groups with some finer flint used for a more blade focused technology, possibly Early Neolithic in date and a possibly Late Neolithic group using poorer quality material and broad flakes. This may also be a contemporary response to different materials or collection of different materials for different tools. One identified tool, a scraper, is possibly of the horseshoe type most common in the Late Neolithic. Interestingly this uses the higher quality flint supporting the view that variations are due to the different materials rather than periods.

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 27.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th November 2008

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Rother (District)
Parish or ward: Fairlight (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8612
Four figure Latitude: 50.87756
Four figure longitude: 0.642511
1:25K map: TQ8612
1:10K map: TQ81SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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