SF-28C95C: Unidentified flint implement, possibly a fabricator

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FABRICATOR

Unique ID: SF-28C95C

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

A worked flint implement of uncertain form, possibly a fabricator or similar item, and perhaps of Mesolithic or earlier date. It is struck from a grey/brown flint that has dark red to brown patination on most surfaces, one face (ventral face?) preserving a heavily stained red/brown cortex. The object is roughly triangular in plan and cross-section, tapering to an elongated rod with blunt end that is sub-circular in cross-section. The dorsal face has relatively crude but invasive semi-abrupt flake removal, the blunt tip of the object also demonstrating multiple transverse flake scars. It measures 131.39mm in length, 84.68mm in width, 46.84mm in thickness, and 394g in weight.

The precise funcion of this object remains uncertain, however the blunt and retouched end might indicate usage as a fabricator or similar item. Its manufacture and patinated surfaces suggest it may date to at least the Mesolithic period (c.10,000-4,000 BC), if not earlier, although a later date range cannot be ruled out entirely.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 500000 BC
Date to: Circa 4001 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 131.39 mm
Width: 84.68 mm
Thickness: 46.84 mm
Weight: 394 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 1980

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Edward Martin

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
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: 2 years ago

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