WILT-E5E1D0: Mesolithic or Neolithic fabricator

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FABRICATOR

Unique ID: WILT-E5E1D0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Mesolithic or Early Neolithic flint fabricator dating to the period c. 10,000-2701BC. The fabricator is broadly triangular in section. It consists of one smooth slightly concave side and two curved sides which meet to form the top of the triangle. Both upper surfaces are almost entirely flaked, although one retains a small patch of cortex. One end narrows to form a heavily abraded point. The opposite end is wider and also shows some signs of abrasion, possibly as a result of having been hafted. The flint is off-white in colour with pale blue-grey patches and some iron staining along the worked edges.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 2701 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 67.49 mm
Width: 14.12 mm
Thickness: 15.85 mm
Weight: 13.85 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4188

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stapleford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0636
Four figure Latitude: 51.12325309
Four figure longitude: -1.91564658
1:25K map: SU0636
1:10K map: SU03NE
WOEID: 26351823
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: Monday 28th April 2014
Updated: Wednesday 16th July 2014

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