YORYM-3EF90D: Mesolithic : Microlith

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: YORYM-3EF90D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete knapped lithic implement of Mesolithic date, circa 7000 - 4000 BC. The implement is a piece of debitage, or waste material, produced during the knapping process. It is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-D-shaped in section. The bulb of percussion and striking platform no longer remain and the ventral surface is smooth though displays faint ripples of percussion. The dorsal surface is irregular with numerous flakes of varying sizes having been removed. A small notch is present on the right mesial edge along which abrupt retouch is present.

The flint is a light greyish-brown colour with a few darker inclusions. The implement is 23.3mm long, 10.1mm wide, 3.2mm thick and weighs 0.6g.

No abrupt edge retouch is present on this flake ruling it out as a microlith.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.3 mm
Width: 10.1 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Sheriff Hutton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6565
Four figure Latitude: 54.07683278
Four figure longitude: -1.00806035
1:25K map: SE6565
1:10K map: SE66NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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