WMID-C5C536: Neolithic polished stone axe flake (possibly) (dorsal face, ventral face)

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AXE

Unique ID: WMID-C5C536

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Stone flake, possibly from a Neolithic polished stone axe. Mass: 4g, length: 30mm, width: 22mm, thickness: 6mm. Off white grey ?chert. The flake has a curved surface on c. 20% of the dorsal face, which has a smooth, lustrous appearance which may have been polished. There are also negative flake scars on the dorsal face. The ventral face has a bulb of percussion and ripples of the conchoidal fracture.

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2008 - Saturday 1st November 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Duncan Slarke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Dudley (Metropolitan District)
District: Dudley (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Dudley

Spatial coordinates


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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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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