DUR-535560: Prehistoric Flint Chunk

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: DUR-535560

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint 'chunk' that is Prehistoric in date. The object is roughly triangular in shape and is probably part of a core that could not be used to form a tool. It is dark grey in colour and weighs 28.6g and measures 44.63mm in length, 35.21mm in width and 21.58mm at its thickest point.

Notes:

The 'chunk' was found in the same area as other lithic implements, see record numbers: DUR-538AC2, DUR-53A794, DUR-53C3A3 and DUR-53D6D3.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.63 mm
Width: 35.21 mm
Thickness: 21.58 mm
Weight: 28.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th May 2011

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: South Hetton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3644
Four figure Latitude: 54.78961
Four figure longitude: -1.44169
1:25K map: NZ3644
1:10K map: NZ34SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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