PUBLIC-583A57: Edged Flake

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-583A57

Object type certainty: Certain
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Dark grey piece of flint, dorsal face exhibits a single medial ridge running from the proximal to distal edges. The proximal end just below the medial is wider than the distal side of the medial. The proximal edge terminates as a blunt point, with some possible retouch on the right side margin adjoining the point. The right margin is irregular, but reduces in width as it approaches the distal edge. The left margin medial area is concave, but it moves out again to meet the distal edge. The distal edge is angled, but there appears to be no indication of retouch. The ventral face is concave in profile, the bulb of percussion is still evident with some conchoidal rippling on the face. The left margin does not appear to show any obvious retouch, the right margin medial and above does suggest retouch. Appears to be a waste flake that has been subjected to retouch.

Class: Edged Flake

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.47 mm
Width: 13.01 mm
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006 - Tuesday 31st January 2006

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 147.13
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: Centred on field
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: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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