ESS-BBEA60: Mesolithic blade

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BLADE

Unique ID: ESS-BBEA60

Object type certainty: Certain
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A probable blade of Mesolithic date. Mid grey opaque flint with creamy patination. The blade has the classic triangular cross section and long parallel removals on dorsal surface. Short semi-abrupt retouch is located on the right side of the dorsal surface. The piece is on tertiary flint with no cortex.

It measures 36.8mm long, 12.7mm wide, 4.6mm thick and weighs 2.16g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8300 BC
Date to: Circa 2900 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.8 mm
Width: 12.7 mm
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 2.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7362

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
Parish or ward: Lavenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9162
Four figure Latitude: 52.223079
Four figure longitude: 0.794901
1:25K map: TL9162
1:10K map: TL96SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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