WAW-4EB956: Neolithic debitage (plan and reverse).

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: WAW-4EB956

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

Neolithic (4000 - 2100BC) debitage in the form of six flakes:

1. Tertiary flake with a white patina. Ventral surface has some probable dame which is covered by the patination. The ventral face has conchoidal ripples and the distal end has been truncated. 16.77mm long, x 26.48mm wide x 5.25mm thick, weighing 1.74g.

2. Secondary flake with cortex on the dorsal surface. The ventral face has conchoidal ripples and the proximal end has been truncated with abrupt retouch which may be trying to be formed into an end scraper. There is some semi-abrupt retouch along each lateral edge, with one area being invasive of the cortex. The flint is an opaque dark brown colour. 30.02mm long, x 15.49mm wide x 5.16mm thick, weighing 2.6g.

3. Secondary flake with cortex on the dorsal surface. The ventral face has conchoidal ripples and small scars removing the bulb of percussion. The distal end has been truncated. There is some small flake remove from the dorsal surface, as well as some recent damage. The flake does not appear to be a fully formed tool/implement. The flint is an opaque dark brown/grey colour. 24.45mm long, x 16.65mm wide x 7.9mm thick, weighing 3.08g.

4. Secondary flake. The ventral face has conchoidal ripples and the bulb of percussion is missing due to damage. The distal end has been truncated. The dorsal surface has three large horizontal scars. The flint is a mottled grey colour. 19.36mm long, x 30.38mm wide x 10.86mm thick, weighing 4.93g.

5. Possible rejuvenation flake with cortex on the dorsal surface with four other scars which radiate from a central point. The ventral face has conchoidal ripples and the and small scars removing the bulb of percussion. This face also has slight crazing which suggests it may have been heated at some point. The flint is a mottled grey colour. 22.64mm long, x 26.09mm wide x 9.73mm thick, weighing 4.85g.

6. Tertiary flake. Ventral surface has conchoidal ripples and bulb of percussion. One long edge has possible micro-denticulates retouched from both faces, so may be damage. The dorsal face has multiple scars which are mainly vertical and the edge with the denticulate, this scar is perpendicular to the other scars. The flake is a mottled light brown-orange colour. 24.33mm long, x 17.29mm wide x 4.36mm thick, weighing 1.87g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 6

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th October 2014 - Tuesday 14th 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: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

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 a paper map
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: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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