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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7CC4F0

Object type certainty: Certain
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Flint knife, sub-oval in plan, triangular in profile and plano-concave in section. Conchoidal ripples on the ventral face. Serrated retouch along the upper left edge on the dorsal face, with retouch at the proximal end and backed right margin. The flint is dark grey colour with lighter inclusions.

Butler (2005) illustrates a similar example on page 115, Fig. 46, No. 6, which is dated to the Mesolithic.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: ROYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 4300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 4.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2005 - Thursday 30th June 2005

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr George Scott
Identified by: Mr George Scott

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 286.11
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
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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