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GUNFLINT

Unique ID: SF-604495

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint long flake, probably for the manufacture of gunflint, struck from a mottled grey flint. It is sub-rectangular in form, trapezoidal in section with long central platform, bulb of percussion at one end and some slight edge retouch. It measures 86.35mm in length, 27.33mm in width, 5.77mm in thickness and 14.42g in weight. It is of probable 19th to 20th century AD date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 86.35 mm
Width: 27.33 mm
Thickness: 5.77 mm
Weight: 14.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Dr Colin Pendleton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Brandon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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