SF-991913: SF-991913: Probable paleolithic lithic implement

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: SF-991913

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

A ?complete flint implement of probable palaeolithic date. It is a large natural flake, roughly triangular in shape, but there appears to be a some irregular, short, abrupt retouch along two of the sides. This is very crude and as such the object is difficult to classify as a formal tool type. The majority of both faces is covered in an orange patina as a probable result of deposition in river gravels, suggesting a palaeolithic date, but one end has a milky grey patina probably from where it was in contact with a different type of deposit.

Length: 74.86mm, width: 68.39mm, thickness: 15.27mm, weight: 85.30g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 800000 BC
Date to: Circa 10000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 74.86 mm
Width: 68.39 mm
Thickness: 15.27 mm
Weight: 85.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Edward Martin

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Framlingham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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