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LANCUM-E7C543: Neolithic Flint Blade

Rights Holder: Paul Hickman
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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: LANCUM-E7C543

Object type certainty: Certain
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Light grey flint tool, probably late Neolithic. Striking platform visible. Ventral side is slightly concave with prominent bulb of percussion at proximal end. Multiple flaking to dorsal side to create a curved blade profile with most of dorsal ridge having been removed and micro-touching along full extent of two main edges. Grey colour with slight blackening at proximal end, with some lighter inclusions throughout. Blade is incomplete having been snapped at distal end in antiquity.

Length 25mm, Width 15mm, Thickness 4.5 mm. Weight 2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th April 2013

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
To be known as: Pendle Hill

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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