HESH-150CC4: Neolithic: Debitage

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: HESH-150CC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Large irregular oval piece of flint / nodule. There seems to be very little evidence of flaking or retouch present on either of the faces. Any facets present seem to be as a result of plough roll or frost action. This flint is recorded due to the exceptional size of the piece and the presence of other worked flints in the area. It is possible that this piece within the assemblage represents a reserve of flint for tool making; this is especially interesting as flint of this size is rare in the Marches.

Measures: 130.2mm length, 77.3mm width, is 57.5mm thick and weighs 740 grams.

Class: Primary

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 5000 BC
Date to: Circa 1800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 130.2 mm
Width: 77.3 mm
Thickness: 57.5 mm
Weight: 740 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: HFD Entry Form No: HFDMG 2281

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Canon Pyon

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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