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Unique ID: PUBLIC-289D96

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

Description by Nicholas Thomas:

This is a notched pebble.

The notch has been formed at the distal end of the dorsal face by retouch from the a large flake scar on the ventral surface. The retouched area is less patinated than the ventral scar. the notch is slightly worn.

The ventral face has large scars covering the distal half of the surface, used as a platform from which to retouch the prominent notch.

The flint has grey/white patination almost all over. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble by the look of its primary cortex.

Bond (2004) illustrates a similar piece on Fig 5.94 Nos L6 which he calls a notched flake and dates to the Neolithic.

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: 35 mm
Width: 29.3 mm
Thickness: 19.5 mm
Weight: 22.25 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: 141.5
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: Friday 27th January 2012
Updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012

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