ESS-B33245: Mesolithic to Neolithic flake

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Unique ID: ESS-B33245

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Mesolithic to Neolithic worked flake on opaque, grey flint. The surface is covered with a mid-buff patina and the original flint is only visible in the break at the distal end. The flake is ovoid in shape with a prominent bulb of percussion at the rounded proximal end. The dorsal face has a prominent lateral ridge whilst the ventral face has some scarring towards the distal end. There appears to be some retouch along the right side of the dorsal face.

It measures 73.2mm in length, 32.6mm in width, 10.9mm thick and weighs

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 6500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 72.2 mm
Width: 32.6 mm
Thickness: 10.9 mm
Weight: 24.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd July 2013 - Tuesday 24th September 2013

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7464

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
District: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bulphan

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 5 years ago

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