SF-3C3D21: Upper Palaolithic to Neolithic Flint Blade

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: SF-3C3D21

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete but large flint blade of Upper Palaeolithic to Neolithic date. It has a dark brown or grey flint that has been stained a variety of browns possibly due to deposition in a peaty soil. The blade is snapped at both ends, one of the breaks being modern and the other ancient, and has bifacial edge retouch. It measures 149.78mm in length, 52.40mm in width, 22.06mm in thickness, and weighs 153.15g.

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 2500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 149.78 mm
Width: 52.4 mm
Thickness: 22.06 mm
Weight: 153.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 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: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Lakenheath

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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