DOR-CB2321: Mesolithic to Neolithic flint pick

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Unique ID: DOR-CB2321

Object type certainty: Certain
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A large crudely worked flint pick. The pick is roughly rectangular in shape, tapering slightly at one end. There are several longitudinal flake removals, struck from opposing ends (this has resulted in a thickened area around the middle of the pick). At the narrow end a small amount of striking platform remains and the opposing, wider end has been removed by transverse flaking. The flint has a heavy white patina.This was found on a beach and shows some signs of abrasion.
Date: Probably Late Mesolithic to Neolithic - 7000 - 2350 BC
Dimensions: 138 mm x 58 mm x 52 mm
Weight: 438 g

Class: Pick

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 138 mm
Width: 58 mm
Thickness: 52 mm
Weight: 438 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004 - Monday 31st December 1979

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: Purbeck (District)
Parish or ward: Studland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ0482
Four figure Latitude: 50.63767956
Four figure longitude: -1.94479785
1:25K map: SZ0482
1:10K map: SZ02SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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Audit data

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

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