HESH-845071: Neolithic: Tertiary flint debitage

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: HESH-845071

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Large flake of tertiary debitage which has been burnt in a fire. The flaking suggest a Neolithic date (c. 3500-2100 BC). The flake is irregular in plan and broadly sub-rectangular in cross section, evidence for flaking is present and it is possible that one small area of the dorsal face has been reworked as small relatively neat facets are present. If this were used as a tool it is likely it was produced ad hoc and discarded once a short lived task had been formed. The reworking has been applied to a crescent and it is possible that the flake was used for scraping, possibly something like bark from a timber? The burning of the flint has produced an irregular grazed affect and caused the material to become crystalline in nature. Small fractures are present on all surfaces. The flake measures 27.4mm length, 30.0mm width, is 9.5mm thick and weighs 6.06 grams.

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.4 mm
Width: 30 mm
Thickness: 9.5 mm
Weight: 6.06 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Radnor

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Woodland

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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