DUR-52BAF7: Neolithic Polished Flint Axe

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Unique ID: DUR-52BAF7

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

A possible fragment of a Neolithic polished flint axe. One side of the axe is raised and polished, whilst the other side is flat with concoidal lines, which is the indication that it is part of an axe. The object is sub rectangular and the edges are rough and irregular. The flint is grey in colour with some brown areas around the perimeter. It weighs 4.6g and measures 36.30mm in length, 19.94mm in with and 5.31mm in thickness.


The blades were found in the same area as other lithic implements, record numbers: DUR-524326, DUR-529581, DUR-51F8B5, DUR-52D705 and DUR-52EDB3

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: 36.3 mm
Width: 19.94 mm
Thickness: 5.31 mm
Weight: 4.6 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: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Middleton St. George (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3611
Four figure Latitude: 54.49306
Four figure longitude: -1.44573
1:25K map: NZ3611
1:10K map: NZ31SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 5 years ago

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