YORYM-546AA4: Neolithic : Lithic Implement

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Unique ID: YORYM-546AA4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete flint leaf shaped lithic of probable Neolithic date (3500-2100 BC), possibly a waste flake with some indication of retouching to the lateral margins. There are four main negative scars on the dorsal surface which create a raised triangular plan toward the proximal end, each of which contain cracking ripples, the distal end terminates in a point. One area of demonstrable cracking ripples are present on the ventral surface from one negative scar, the ventral surface however is predominantly smooth and without large negative scars.

The lithic is light brown with cream inclusions throughout.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 68.7 mm
Width: 44.1 mm
Thickness: 12.2 mm
Weight: 34.9 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bempton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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