PUBLIC-0C29D5: Thinning flake

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-0C29D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A light to mid grey flake of flint. The dorsal face has jagged edges with only one possible site of retouch at the proximal edge right margin. The ventral face, exhibits conchoidal waves, although the bulb of percussion does not appear to be present. This appears to be more of a piece of debutage used as a one off tool, rather than deliberately manufactured. Possible soft struck rather than hard on one side.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Royal Cornwall Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.75 mm
Width: 19.87 mm
Thickness: 3.28 mm
Weight: 2.12 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2007 - Monday 30th April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ryan Smith
Identified by: Mr Ryan Smith

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 491.13
Museum accession number: 2011.23

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Paul (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4526
Four figure Latitude: 50.079285
Four figure longitude: -5.565627
1:25K map: SW4526
1:10K map: SW46SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Field Walking
Current location: Royal Cornwall Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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