PUBLIC-75C780: Undated pot boiler (possibly)

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POT BOILER

Unique ID: PUBLIC-75C780

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

A sub-cuboidal piece of burnt flint/chert, possibly used as a prehistoric pot boiler. The surface is a greyish white with a crazed surface which is consistant with heating and rapid cooling cycles. Length: 47.09 mm. Width:38.24 mm. Thickness:29.49 mm. Weight:73 grams.

FLO comment: The evidence for such stones having been used as pot boilers is limited, and it is possible that this is simply an accidentally burned stone.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.09 mm
Width: 38.24 mm
Thickness: 29.49 mm
Weight: 73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 6th December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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