NMS-4154D8: Neolithic blade

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Unique ID: NMS-4154D8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Possibly Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic secondary blade of mottled grey flint with some small areas of spotty iron staining, apparently struck from a bi-polar core. Both lateral edges are erratically retouched and worn and the distal end is transversely truncated by steep retouch. The tiny platform and bulb of percussion are probably soft hammer struck, though slightly obscured by a small adhering flange of flint. 61.5 x 25 x 8mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 3001 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61.5 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th July 2014 - Wednesday 10th September 2014

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 39717
Other reference: AMD092014

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
Parish or ward: Marsham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2123
Four figure Latitude: 52.75937407
Four figure longitude: 1.27384412
1:25K map: TG2123
1:10K map: TG22SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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