NCL-1BC5F0: Early Neolithic flint. Possible Petit tranchet arrowhead.

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Unique ID: NCL-1BC5F0

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

A probable petit tranchet arrowhead of Early Neolithic date.

The arrowhead has a broader fan-shaped base with a longer body before coming to a rounded point. Some evidence of pressure-flaking at the base. Knapped from a grey-brown flint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.95 mm
Width: 16.91 mm
Thickness: 6.25 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Sunday 6th March 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Miss Emma Nagouse

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Thropton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NU0202
Four figure Latitude: 55.312081
Four figure longitude: -1.970038
1:25K map: NU0202
1:10K map: NU00SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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