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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: SF-209886

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A group of 16 struck flint flakes. They have a combined total weight of 197.97g and are of later Prehistoric date, c.4000-1 BC.

1) An unpatinated short flake struck from a mottled grey flint. It has a prominent striking platform and bulb of percussion, with parallel flake scars on the dorsal face and limited semi-abrupt and scaled retouch at the distal end and along one edge. This flake measures 35.70mm in length, 29.01mm in width, 9.48mm in thickness, and 8.82g in weight.

2) An unpatinated short flake struck from a grey/brown flint. It has a prominent striking platform and bulb of percussion with parallel flake scars on the dorsal face. Cortex remains at the distal end. It measures 26.58mm in length, 21.77mm in width, 6.68mm in thickness, and 3.64g in weight.

3) An unpatinated and snapped short flake struck from a dark brown flint. It has a prominent striking platform and bulb of percussion, with parallel flake scars on the dorsal face, limited semi-abrupt and scaled retouch to one edge, and snapped distal end. This flake measures 24.13mm in length, 22.44mm in width, 5.16mm in thickness, and 3.23g in weight.

4) An unpatinated and snapped short flake struck from a grey/brown flint. It has a prominent striking platform and bulb of percussion, with parallel flake scars on the dorsal face, which retains a small area of cortex on one edge. The opposite edge has abrupt and scaled retouch, with a small area of abrupt and scaled retouch at the snapped distal end. It measures 30.11mm in length, 31.77mm in width, 7.95mm in thickness, and 8.67g in weight.

5) An unpatinated short flake struck from a grey flint. It has a prominent striking platform and bulb of percussion, the striking platform retaining its cortex. The dorsal face has limited and crude flake removal, with possible semi-abrupt and scaled retouch along one edge. It measures 37.50mm in length, 28.63mm in width, 7.32mm in thickness, and 7.05g in weight.

6) An unpatinated short flake struck from a brown flint. It has a small striking platform that retains its cortex, and a small bulb of percussion. The dorsal face has parallel flake scars. It measures 27.58mm in length, 18.30mm in width, 7.50mm in thickness, and 4.08g in weight.

7) An unpatinated and snapped crude flake struck from a dark grey/black flint. It lacks a striking platform or bulb of percussion, but has parallel flake scars on one face, with small areas of short, abrupt and scaled retouch on both edgesd. This flake measures 29.96mm in length, 24.50mm in width, 8.13mm in thickness, and 6.81g in weight.

8) An unpatinated short flake struck from a pale grey flint. It has a small striking platform and bulb of percussion, with cortex remaining along one edge, and crude flake removal on the dorsal face. It measures 21.83mm in length, 19.05mm in width, 4.83mm in thickness, and 2.23g in weight.

9) An unpatinated short flake struck from a mottled grey flint. It has a small striking platform and bulb of percussion that has had limited transverse flake removal. The dorsal face has limited flaks scars, snapped at the distal end, and with a small area of short, semi-sbrupt and scaled retouch to one edge. It measures 27.83mm in length, 27.81mm in width, 8.07mm in thickness, and 4.70g in weight.

10) An unpatinated squat flake struck from a pale brown to white flint. It has a small striking platform and bulb of percussion, with parallel flake scars on the dorsal face. This flake measures 37.11mm in length, 34.61mm in width, 6.98mm in thickness, and 8.29g in weight.

11) An unpatinated squat flake struck from a mottled grey to white flint. It has a prominent striking platform and bulb of percussion and measures 34.51mm in length, 45.97mm in width, 9.02mm in thickness, and 12.12g in weight.

12) An unpatinated squat flake struck from a mottled grey flint. It has a prominent striking platform and bulb of percussion, with limited flake removal on the dorsal face, and limited, crude semi-abrupt and scaled retouch at the distal end and along one side. This flake measures 46.54mm in length, 50.11mm in width, 7.79mm in thickness, and 17.70g in weight.

13) An unpatinated squat flake, possibly a crude scraper, struck from a mottled grey flint. It is lacking a bulb of percussion or striking platform, is sub-oval in form, and has crude flake removal on the dorsal face. The distal end and both sides has semi-abrupt to abrupt short and scaled retouch. It measures 36.07mm in length, 40.18mm in width, 11.41mm in thickness, and 18.26g in weight.

14) An unpatinated short flake struck from a grey flint. It has a small striking platform and bulb of percussion, snapped along one edge and with half of the dorsal face retaining its cortex. Along the complete edge, as well as the distal end of the snapped edge, is short, semi-abrupt and scaled retouch. This flake measures 44.86mm in length, 38.72mm in width, 16.91mm in thickness, and 24.68g in weight.

15) An unpatinated short flake struck from a mottled gry to black flint. It is missing its striking platform due to old breaks but has the remains of a fairly prominent bulb of percussion. The dorsal face has parallel flake scars and to one side the flake has had significant short, semi-abrupt and scaled retouch giving it an oval shaped projection that would have served as a simple scraper. It measures 36.66mm in length, 47.29mm in width, 18.87mm in thickness, and 24.25g in weight.

16) An unpatinated short, secondary flake struck from a grey to brown flint. It has a small striking platform and bulb of percussion with cortex remaining at the distal end and covering most of the dorsal face. One edge of the dorsal face has a single large flake removal, with short, semi-abrupt and scaled retouch, perhaps for use as a simple scraper or similar. It measures 66.23mm in length, 33.06mm in width, 27.94mm in thickness, and 43.44g in weight.

Class: Flake

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 16
Weight: 197.97 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st August 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Near East Bergholt

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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