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YORYM-A2D1DA: Neolithic : Blade

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BACKED BLADE

Unique ID: YORYM-A2D1DA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete knapped lithic implement of late Mesolithic to Neolithic date, circa 7000BC- 2700BC. The implement is a blade formed from a tertiary flake which is sub-rectangular with a tapering rectangular section. The ventral surface is smooth with the bulb of percussion and striking platform having been removed though faint ripples of percussion are present. The dorsal surface displays long flake removals and short, semi-abrupt, parallel retouch along the right edge.

The flint is a mid-orangey brown colour. The implement is 46.9mm long, 26.2mm wide, 8.9mm thick and weighs 13.5g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 2700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.9 mm
Width: 26.2 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm
Weight: 13.5 g

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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: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Holme upon Spalding Moor (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8333
Four figure Latitude: 53.78671279
Four figure longitude: -0.74170073
1:25K map: SE8333
1:10K map: SE83SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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