DUR-535560: Prehistoric Flint Chunk

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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.


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


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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