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Unique ID: PUBLIC-063F27

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Description by Nicholas Thomas:

This is a flake with retouched notch and use wear.

The notch is at the distal end of the dorsal right margin, worked from the ventral face. The dorsal left margin shows use wear. The distal end is battered.

The ventral face shows another notch and retouch along the left margin, worked from the dorsal face.

The flint is mottled brown in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is unclear with only tertiary cortex.

Butler (2005) illustrates a similar piece on Page 131 Fig 55 No 5, which he calls a notched flake and dates to the Neolithic period.

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: 12 mm
Width: 8.8 mm
Thickness: 7.4 mm
Weight: 5.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2004 - Wednesday 1st December 2004

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Adrian Rodda
Identified by: Mr Adrian Rodda

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 73.9
Museum accession number: TRURI 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: 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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Wednesday 25th January 2012
Updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012

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