PUBLIC-016D15: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age debitage

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-016D15

Object type certainty: Certain
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Flake 1: A dark brown translucent secondary flint waste flake. High gloss patina and sub-oval in shape. Thick nodule cortex remains on 80% of the dorsal face. The dorsal face shows a broad flake removal scar from the right side near the striking platform displaying characteristic ripples from the impact point and an area of exposed flint along the right side. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion with strong concentric ripples indicating probable use of a hard hammer .There are two flakes missing at the distal end.

Date : Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age 3300 to 1600 BC

Dimensions : 45mm x 37mm x 16mm

Weight : 29g

Flake 2: A mid brown translucent secondary flint waste flake. Cortex remains on 10% of the dorsal and ventral face along the distal end. Mid gloss patina and sub-oval in shape. The dorsal face shows multiple broad flake removal scars. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion with strong concentric ripples indicating probable use of a hard hammer.

Date : Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age 3300 to 1600 BC

Dimensions : 40mm x 27mm x 6mm

Weight : 5g

Flake 3: A mid brown translucent tertiaryflint waste flake. High gloss patina and sub-rectangular in shape. The dorsal face shows narrow blade removal scars and a hinge fracture at the distal end. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion with bulbar scar and strong concentric ripples indicating probable use of a hard hammer.

Date : Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age 3300 to 1600 BC

Dimensions : 20mm x 16mm x 3mm

Weight : 1g

Flake 4: A mid brown translucent secondary flint waste flake. Cortex remainins on a small area of the proximal end of the dorsal face and right side distal end of the dorsal and ventral face. Mid gloss patina and sub-oval in shape. The dorsal face shows a concavity with conchoidal ripples from a previous broad flake removal. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion and diffuse conchoidal ripples indicating probable use of a soft hammer.

Date : Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age 3300 to 1600 BC

Dimensions : 31mm x 27mm x 7mm

Weight : 6g

Flake 5: A mid grey with lighter mottles translucent tertiary flint waste flake. Low gloss patina and sub-oval in shape. The dorsal face shows three paralle blade removal scars. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion and diffuse conchoidal ripples indicating probable use of a soft hammer. The flake terminates with a hinge fracture at the distal end.

Date : Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age 3300 to 1600 BC

Dimensions : 36mm x 20mm x 5mm

Weight : 3.5g

Flake 6: A dark brown with white mottle secondary flint waste flake. Thick nodule cortex remainins on 90% of the dorsal face, it is possible that this was a primary flake that has sustained plough damage and lost a chunk from the right side. Mid gloss patina and sub-oval in shape. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion and bulbar scar indicating probable use of a hard hammer.

Date : Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age 3300 to 1600 BC

Dimensions : 34mm x 22mm x 9.5mm

Weight : 8g

A combined weight of 52.5g is given below

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3300 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 6
Weight: 52.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Friday 31st July 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 288

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Donhead St. Mary

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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