DUR-8BF7D1: Flint flake- DUR-8BF7D1

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Unique ID: DUR-8BF7D1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Flint flake, or possibly a blade, probably dating to the Neolithic period, c. 3550- 2100 BC.

It is sub-triangular in plan, and in cross-section as well, having a central raised ridge down the centre. It is made from an orange/toffee coloured flint. Some re-touching is visible on all edge but it is not clear exactly what the objects purpose was.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.31 mm
Width: 18.23 mm
Thickness: 3.74 mm
Weight: 2.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: East Cowton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3003
Four figure Latitude: 54.421558
Four figure longitude: -1.539167
1:25K map: NZ3003
1:10K map: NZ30SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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