SF-04F976: Possible Palaeolithic Flint Flake

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: SF-04F976

Object type certainty: Certain
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A short patinated worked flint flake of probable Palaeolithic date. It has some orange/red staining and a prominent striking platform but apparently no bulb of percussion, although this may have been removed as parallel flake scars are visible on one face. It has limited edge retouch and measures 44.69mm in length, 39.43mm in width, 10.01mm in thickness, and weighs 20.87g.

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 500000 BC
Date to: Circa 8300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.69 mm
Width: 39.43 mm
Thickness: 10.01 mm
Weight: 20.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st February 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Colin Pendleton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Ousden

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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