WILT-A77BE8: Flint tool

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Unique ID: WILT-A77BE8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Flint adze with tranchet edge, hit slightly to one side and retouched. It is worked all over and convex on both sides. The flint is very pale and creamy white in colour with some iron coloured staining. One of the convex sides is slightly flatter, and this side also has a smooth area (maybe coincidental) towards the tranchet edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 108 mm
Width: 34 mm
Thickness: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd September 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Collingbourne Kingston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
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: WILT
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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