YORYM-51373C: Mesolithic : Fabricator

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FABRICATOR

Unique ID: YORYM-51373C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete knapped lithic implement of Mesolithic date, circa 7000 - 4000 BC. The implement is a fabricator which is ovate in both plan and section. The ventral surface is fairly smooth with visible ripples of percussion. The dorsal surface has been extensively worked displaying covering semi-abrupt, scaled retouch.

The flint is a pale orangey-yellow colour displaying possible repatination from an iron rich environment. The implement is 43.9mm long, 20.7mm wide, 7.9mm thick and weighs 8.1g.

Fabricators may have been used in leatherworking though other suggestions include strike-a-lights.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.9 mm
Width: 20.7 mm
Thickness: 7.9 mm
Weight: 8.1 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: Complete

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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