SOM-911135: Mesolithic core

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CORE

Unique ID: SOM-911135

Object type certainty: Certain
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Mesolithic flint blade core, 9000-4000 BC. It is conical in shape and has a flat oval shaped prepared striking platform on the top. Multiple blades have been removed from the sides around four-fifths of the core, the remainder is unworked with cortex left covering the surface.The colour of the flint is mostly mid-gray with thick white patina where worked.

The core is 30.3mm wide 37.0mm long 17.0 mm thick and it weights 22.52gms

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: 25.1 mm
Width: 30.3 mm
Thickness: 17 mm
Weight: 22.52 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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