DUR-514F14: Neolithic Flint Flake

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Unique ID: DUR-514F14

Object type certainty: Certain
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An inner flint flake that is grey in colour. The flake could have possibly been a knife or saw, but this is uncertain. There is one raised face with a central ridge, the other face is smooth. There is some evidence of retouching around the perimeter of the object. It weighs 3.1g and measures 28.38mm in length, 16.89mm in width and is 7.08mm in thickness.


The flake was found with a collection of flint scrapers (DUR-507F37) and another lithic implement (DUR-519EB8)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.38 mm
Width: 18.89 mm
Thickness: 7.08 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2011 - Thursday 12th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Dr Rob Young

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croft-on-Tees (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2609
Four figure Latitude: 54.4757
Four figure longitude: -1.60029
1:25K map: NZ2609
1:10K map: NZ20NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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