DUR-53A794: Neolithic Inner Flint Flakes

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Unique ID: DUR-53A794

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A collection of three inner flint flakes that are various colours and sizes. All of areas of retouching around the perimeter and one of the faces. The other faces are smooth. The implements are probably either Neolithic or Bronze Age in date.


The inner flakes were found in the same area as other lithic implements, see record numbers: DUR-538AC2, DUR-535560, DUR-53C3A3 and DUR-53D6D3.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 701 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Weight: 9 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: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

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

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Audit data

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

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