DUR-3C07D8: DUR-3C07D8 : Debitage : Mesolithic

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Unique ID: DUR-3C07D8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A group of 5 flints, either flint working debitage or possible Lithic Implements of Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithics are sub-triangular in plan and concaveo-convex in section. All of the lithics taper to a point on the distal end. Lithic no. 2 has a notched aspect at the proximal end possibly from a hinged flake removal. Lithic no. 5 retains some retain some cortex on the dorsal surface and is therefore a secondary flake. The others retain no cortex and are therefore tertiary flakes.

The flint is grey in colour aside from the dorsal surface of flake 3 where it is a reddish brown. The cortex in lithic no. 5 is light grey.

Dimensions: No. 1: Length- 9.95mm, Width- 8.61mm, Thickness- 3.47mm, Weight- 0.2g

No. 2: Length- 9.21mm, Width- 7.96mm, Thickness- 2.35mm, Weight- 0.1g

No. 3: Length- 9.95mm, Width- 6.42mm, Thickness- 3.40mm, Weight- 0.1g

No. 4: Length- 9.21mm, Width- 6.07mm, Thickness- 3.20mm, Weight- <0.1g

No. 5: Length- 8.43mm, Width- 5.84mm, Thickness- 2.22mm, Weight- <0.1g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 3450 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 5
Length: 9.95 mm
Width: 8.61 mm
Thickness: 3.47 mm
Weight: 0.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Roe
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Roe
Secondary identifier: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Gateshead (Metropolitan District)
District: Gateshead (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Blaydon (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ1762
Four figure Latitude: 54.95236088
Four figure longitude: -1.73609712
1:25K map: NZ1762
1:10K map: NZ16SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Standing water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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