HESH-FECADF: Neolithic; debitage

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An irregular flake of tertiary debitage / waste flake of probable Neolithic date (3500-2100 BC). The flake has been reworked along one edge to form a crude scraper. In plan and profile the flake is irregular. The retouch has been applied to the curved edge on the dorsal face, the retouch is best described as being irregular scaled and abrupt. The flint is a mid-grey colour with an even surface patina.

The debitage measures 20.20mm in length, 13.5mm in width, has a thickness of 3.6mm and weighs 1g.

Class: Tertiary

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.2 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Naomi Beckett
Identified by: Ms Naomi Beckett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: C21

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Richards Castle (Hereford) (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4969
Four figure Latitude: 52.3167229
Four figure longitude: -2.74959027
1:25K map: SO4969
1:10K map: SO46NE
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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

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