SOM-D020D1: Late Neolithic unfinished oblique arrowhead

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ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: SOM-D020D1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Possibly an incomplete Late Neolithic flint oblique arrowhead. Made on a secondary flake with a small area of cortex remaining near the lower edge. Sub-triangular in shape. The longest edge is straight before curving outwards at the lower end and continues downwards to form a barb. The other edge is straight, both joining to form a point at the tip. The base is a concave curve. Long, scaler semi-abrupt retouch along the short edge. Scalar to sub-parallel invasive retouch across the tip of the barb, semi-abrupt at the edges and shallow over the top. The flint is dark grey with paler, opaque, patches. Length: 28.9mm, Width: 18.8mm, Thickness: 5.5mm, Weight: 2.05g.

The arrowhead is too thick at the unworked section covered in cortex where it would have been hafted if complete. This, and the lack of retouch down the long edge suggests it was abandoned incomplete.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.9 mm
Width: 18.8 mm
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 2.05 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20884

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Bishops Lydeard

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Sunday 11th March 2012
Updated: Wednesday 27th March 2013

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