SF-28BF82: Spears

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SPEAR

Unique ID: SF-28BF82

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete heavily patinated flint possible spear point/head of Neolithic date. It is missing the tip.

It is leaf-shaped, bifacially worked with moderate edge damage. There are parallel scars on the dorsal face and a prominent bulb on the ventral face. The proximal end is thick and the overall size of the flint appears too large to be an arrow head.

This possible spear measures 44.49mm in length, 25.81mm in width, 8.43mm in thickness, 8.06g in weight.

There is a similar example recorded on the PAS database (SF-992EB6).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2551 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.49 mm
Width: 25.81 mm
Thickness: 8.43 mm
Weight: 8.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gemma Stewart
Identified by: Miss Gemma Stewart

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Kedington

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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