PUBLIC-6DCB15: blade

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-6DCB15

Object type certainty: Certain
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A soft hammer struck blade of amber coloured flint with grey speckled cream inclusions.The distal end has been truncated. The dorsal surface carries parallel bladelet scars with another set truncated by these running slightly obliquely.The upper left margin has been slightly serrated and the right has had a semi-abruptly notched. Butler illustrates notched flakes from a Mesolithic context on page 115, fig 46, 1-2.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 6500 BC
Date to: Circa 4500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.4 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 2.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2005 - Saturday 30th April 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Graham Hill
Identified by: Mr Graham Hill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 161.17
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: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Current location: Royal Cornwall Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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