HESH-57D462: Late Neolithic: flint debitage

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Unique ID: HESH-57D462

Object type certainty: Certain
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Irregular flake of debitage, from the secondary phase of tool making: it most likely dates from the later Neolithic period (2900-2100 BC). The upper dorsal face exhibits lateral flake scars from the removal or narrow flakes. The dorsal face also has a large amount of white cortex, similar to that seen on nodule of flint procured from chalk. The reverse (ventral) face has a single bulb of percussion and associated conchoidal ripples. The direction of this is at 90 degree to that on the ventral face. It is possible that part of one edge has been reworked with short blunt secondary flaking, which is very crude. This would make this waste flake into a crude scraper. The flake measures 26.3mm length, 20.2mm wide, is maximum of 5.3mm thick and weighs 2.02 grams.


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 2900 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.3 mm
Width: 20.2 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 2.02 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: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Weston Under Penyard

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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