WMID-945086: Probable unworked flint of uncertain date

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Unique ID: WMID-945086

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A piece of flint which is probably not worked and natural. The flint is very broadly speaking arrowhead shaped, but this is most likely to be a result of natural processes rather than human intervention. The flint does not show clear evidence for deliberate retouch on any of its edges, and the uneven patina on parts of the flint suggests that damage to the some areas occurred more recently than others. Although the flint resembles an arrowhead, it does not fit into any recognised typology for Neolithic or Bronze Age arrowheads and in any case seems to large. A number of archaeologists have looked at images of this flint, and all agree that it is unlikely to have been shaped by human actions.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59.6 mm
Width: 43.75 mm
Thickness: 16.4 mm
Weight: 38.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2000 - Saturday 1st May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Dudley (Metropolitan District)
District: Dudley (Metropolitan District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9189
Four figure Latitude: 52.498828
Four figure longitude: -2.134003
1:25K map: SO9189
1:10K map: SO98NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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