PUBLIC-4E4722: edged flake

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4E4722

Object type certainty: Certain
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The distal end of a blade of cream flint with an orangey flush. It may have been from a heat-treated blade core. There is slight use of the right margin with shallow retouch. There is a little more on the distal end and some shallow abrupt damage to the break facet from end scraper use. Flakework is lustrous suggesting a smoothed structure from successful heat-treatment. Mercer(1981) illustrates a truncated flake on page 143, fig 63, L206.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Exactly 6500 BC
Date to: Circa 2900 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.1 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st November 2004 - Tuesday 30th November 2004

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 139.3
Museum accession number: 2011.23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
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: SW4627
Four figure Latitude: 50.088689
Four figure longitude: -5.552343
1:25K map: SW4627
1:10K map: SW47SE
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mercer, R.J. 1981 Excavations at Carn Brea, Illogan, Cornwall, 1970-73 Callington Penwell Ltd. 143 fig 63, L206

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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