YORYM-32AEB1: Microliths : Mesolithic : YORYM-32AEB1

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: YORYM-32AEB1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A group of eight lithic implements of Mesolithic date.

1. A complete flint microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-ovate in profile and concavo-convex in section. The dorsal surface is slightly concave and has shallow ripples of percussion emanating from the proximal end.The proximal edge has been abruptly blunted, all other edges contain fine semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface is convex and has a small bulb of of percussion with ripples of percussion emanating from the proximal end. The lithic retains a no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flint is light brown in colour with cream inclusions throughout.

Length: 24.01mm, Width: 17.69mm, Thickness: 2.00mm, Weight: 1.10g.

2. A complete flint of microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-triangular in profile and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains three predominant negative scars with corresponding arrises. THe proximal edge has been abruptly blunted, all other edges contain rough semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface has shallow ripples of percussion emanating from the proximal end. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flint is light grey in colour with cream and grey inclusions throughout.

Length: 19.79mm, Width: 11.21mm, Thickness: 3.31mm, Weight: 0.70g.

3. A complete flint microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-rectangular in profile and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains four predominant negative scars with corresponding arrises.The proximal end has a hinged flake removal and both it and the distal end and both left and right hand edges contain fine low angle retouch. The ventral surface has distinct ripples of percussion emanating from distal end. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flint is light brown in colour with cream inclusions throughout.

Length: 15.83mm, Width: 12.18mm, Thickness: 2.86mm, Weight: 1.2g.

4. A complete flint microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-rectangular in profile and bi-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains three predominant negative scars with corresponding arrises. The proximal and distal edges have been abruptly blunted and the left and right hand edges contain infrequent semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface contains a small bulb of percussion situated at the distal end. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flint is orangy/brown in colour with cream inclusions throughout.

Length: 16.04mm, Width: 15.89mm, Thickness: 4.29mm, Weight: 1.20g.

5. A complete flint microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-ovate in profile and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains invasive flaking and retains a minor amount of cortex at the proximal end. All edges contain irregular semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface has shalllow ripples of percussion emanating from the distal end. The lithic retains a minor amount of cortex and is therefore a secondary flake.

The flint is light brown in colour with cream inclusions throughout. THe cortex is a light cream in colour.

Length: 14.81mm, Width: 15.78mm, Thickness: 5.90mm, Weight: 1.0g.

6. A complete flint of microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-triangular in profile and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface has covering flaking. The proximal end left hand edges have been abruptly blunted and the right hand edge contain irregular semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface is smooth and slightly concave. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flint is cream in colour.

Length: 12.79mm, Width: 11.21mm, Thickness: 2.59mm, Weight: 0.3g.

7. A complete flint microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-ovate in profile and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains two predominant negative scars with corresponding arrises.The proximal end retains a minor amount of cortex and all edges contain irregular semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface smooth and flat. The lithic retains a minor amount of cortex and is therefore a secondary flake.

The flint is light grey in colour with cream inclusions throughout. The cortex is light brown in colour.

Length: 12.86mm, Width: 9.88mm, Thickness: 3.15mm, Weight: 0.3g.

8. A complete flint of microlith of Mesolithic date (7000-4000 BC). The lithic is sub-ovate in profile and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface covering flaking. All edges contain fine low angle retouch. The ventral surface is flat with shallow ripples of percussion emanating from the left hand edge. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flint is a light creamy grey in colour.

Length: 11.83mm, Width: 12.08mm, Thickness: 3.17mm, Weight: 0.3g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 8
Length: 24.01 mm
Width: 17.69 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.1 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Yearsley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5874
Four figure Latitude: 54.15854457
Four figure longitude: -1.11330628
1:25K map: SE5874
1:10K map: SE57SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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