SWYOR-6FF615: Mesolithic retouched flake

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RETOUCHED FLAKE

Unique ID: SWYOR-6FF615

Object type certainty: Certain
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Flint retouched flake of broad Mesolithic-Neolithic date (9000 - 2200 BC). The flint is a mottled brown colour and is opaque, but translucent around the edges, with small white inclusions. It is a tertiary flake and is sub-triangular in plan and flat trapezoid in section. The flint has short, scaled, semi-abrupt, soft hammer retouch on the right hand side, and possible retouch or edeg damage on the left. It is 16.8mm long x 14.4mm wide x 2.9mm thick. Weight 0.78g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 2200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.8 mm
Width: 14.4 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 0.78 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 31st October 2014 - Friday 31st October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Adrian Burnham
Identified by: Mr Adrian Burnham

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kirklees (Metropolitan District)
District: Kirklees (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Colne Valley (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE0707
Four figure Latitude: 53.55957514
Four figure longitude: -1.89579736
1:25K map: SE0707
1:10K map: SE00NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Standing water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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