CAM-CF34F6: Debitage : Flint Tertiary Blade

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: CAM-CF34F6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A tertiary flint blade. The presence of a very slight bulb of percussion suggests soft hammer production. A conchoidal fracture can be seen on the dorsal face. Two other angles have also been struck from the strike platform forming a sub-triangular cross-section across the blade. The stike platform is unclear suggesting that it may have been chipped or damaged during deposition. Two parallel blades have been removed from this piece of flint, one half seems to have been removed in two sections, one above the other. There is no evidence of retouch. The blade is thin enough to be translucent. This translucence reveals frequent small specks of light orange to white impurities within the flint.

Weight is 4.19g, length is 58.5mm, width is 19.1mm and thickness is 4.1mm.

Class: Blade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 3300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.5 mm
Width: 19.1 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 4.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
To be known as: Walton on the Nase Area

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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