SOM-9021CC: Mesolithic core

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CORE

Unique ID: SOM-9021CC

Object type certainty: Certain
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Mesolithic flint blade core, 9000-4000 BC. It is conical in shape and has a flat D shape prepared striking platform on the top. Three quarters of the core has had parallel blades removed from it, the back quarter is flat and unworked with cortex on the upper half. There is a crack in the core running diagonally across from the top to half way down the opposite side.The colour of the flint is mid-gray with a white patina where worked.

The core is 30.3mm wide 37.6mm long 20.4mm thick and it weights 24.70gms

Notes:

Part of a large group of flint from the same field, including unworked material, cores and a few finished tools. The finished items and cores suggest a multi-period site with potential Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age activity.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.6 mm
Width: 30.3 mm
Thickness: 20.4 mm
Weight: 24.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1990 - Saturday 19th July 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 16723

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Beckington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8251
Four figure Latitude: 51.25787463
Four figure longitude: -2.25932983
1:25K map: ST8251
1:10K map: ST85SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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