WAW-922015: Mesolithic to Neolithic debitage x3 (plan and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-922015

Object type certainty: Certain
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Later Mesolithic to Neolithic (4000 - 2100BC) debitage in the form of three flakes:

1. Secondary flake with small patches of cortex remaining on the dorsal surface. This surface has multiple small scars. The ventral face has conchoidal ripples and the proximal end has been truncated. Along one lateral edge there is a small notch. The flint is a mottled opaque brown/grey colour. 25.65mm x 24.6mm x 6.26mm, weighing 2.59g.

2. Tertiary flake which may have re-touch to form a truncated burin: The dorsal surface has two main linear, vertical, negative scars. At the distal end, the edge forms an obliquely angled truncated point. The lower edge, at the distal end has abrupt retouch. The proximal end has a wide striking platform, and the ventral face has the bulb of percussion, bulbar scars and conchoidal ripples. The flint is a mottled mid grey colour. 34.53mm x 18.41mm x 5.73mm, weighing 3.06g.

3. Possible chert tertiary flake; the flake is a sub semi-circular in plan with possible recent damage long the straight lateral edge. The curved lateral edge has fine low-angled retouch on the probable dorsal surface forming a serrated edge. The dorsal surface has one scar which is convex in plan. The ventral surface has no visible conchoidal ripples or bulb of percussion, but it may have been truncated. The chert is a matte, mottled light grey colour. The flake measures 34.48mm in length, 19mm width, is 10.11mm thick and weighs 4.95 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th October 2014 - Monday 13th April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Alfrick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7452
Four figure Latitude: 52.16564945
Four figure longitude: -2.38154056
1:25K map: SO7452
1:10K map: SO75SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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