PUBLIC-4B7BF4: edged flake

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4B7BF4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A soft hammer struck thin flake of grey brown translucent flint. It is of roughly pentagonal plan with a pointed proximal end and a hinged distal end with opposed flake scars on the dorsal surface. There is fine shallow retouch on the right and left margins, some of it on the right margin being visible from the ventral side. Near the left margin is a patch of use gloss. Mercer(1981) illustrates an edged flake on page 143,fig 63, L195.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.7 mm
Width: 14.2 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 0.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2004 - Friday 30th July 2004

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 91.6
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
WOEID: 26352492
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: Wednesday 4th January 2012
Updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012

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