WILT-F06A23: Neolithic edge ground knife

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Unique ID: WILT-F06A23

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint blade of Mesolthic to Early Neolithic date (c. 8000 - 3501BC), possibly a backed blade. The blade has been soft hammer struck off a secondary flake and exhibits a low bulb of percussion with a bulbar scar on the ventral surface. There is a small patch of cortex (<2%) remaining on the dorsal surface near the distal end. The dorsal surface exhbits five negative flake scars from previous flake removal. One mesal edge exhibits very fine short parallel abrupt retouch along its length on the ventral surface, with two patches of short parallel abrupt retouch on the dorsel surface along the same edge. Such deliberate blunting is often seen in backed blades. There appears to be some short, scaled low-angle flaking on the opposite mesal edge.

The flint is a mottled cloudy dark grey in colour with a slight brown tinge along both mesal edges.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8000 BC
Date to: Circa 3501 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 66.85 mm
Width: 23.35 mm
Thickness: 7.74 mm
Weight: 11.74 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2015-2

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Roxwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6409
Four figure Latitude: 51.75568062
Four figure longitude: 0.37468434
1:25K map: TL6409
1:10K map: TL60NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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