SUSS-59F641: Hammerstone

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HAMMERSTONE

Unique ID: SUSS-59F641

Object type certainty: Certain
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Prehistoric utilised beach pebble of of an igneous rock, probably basalt, with a dark grey matrix with some fine white quartz flecks and fine quartz seams. The pebble has multiple peck marks on both sides, possibly cause by use as a hammerstone. The peck marks are concentrated towards the centre of each face with few or none one the sides which may suggest it was used to hammer onto rather than with. Measures 66.4mm by 59.3mm by 27.6mm and weighs 161 grams. Large numbers of Neolithic and Bronze Age worked flints have been found in this area and this is likely to be contemporary.

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 900 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 66.4 mm
Width: 59.3 mm
Thickness: 27.6 mm
Weight: 161 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Igneous rock
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
Parish or ward: Pulborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0622
Four figure Latitude: 50.987653
Four figure longitude: -0.491157
1:25K map: TQ0622
1:10K map: TQ02SE
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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