DUR-CB4E81: DUR-CB4E81 : Debitage : Mesolithic

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Unique ID: DUR-CB4E81

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A group of 6 flint waste flakes of Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithics are sub-rectangular in plan and plano-convex in section. Lithics no. 2 and 6 retain some cortex (on the proximal end and left hand edge respectively) and are therefore secondary flakes. The others retain no cortex and are therefore tertiary flakes

The flakes are dark grey in colour. The cortex on no 2 and 6 is grey in colour.

Dimensions: No. 1: Length- 13.16mm, Width- 7.76mm, Thickness- 3.87mm, Weight- 0.3g

No. 2: Length- 11.25mm, Width- 6.42mm, Thickness- 5.30mm, Weight- 0.3g

No. 3: Length- 9.76mm, Width- 8.22mm, Thickness- 3.35mm, Weight- 0.3g

No. 4: Length- 11.53mm, Width- 7.75mm, Thickness- 2.90mm, Weight- 0.3g

No. 5: Length- 9.92mm, Width- 6.24mm, Thickness- 3.92mm, Weight- 0.3g

No. 6: Length- 8.42mm, Width- 4.64mm, Thickness- 4.44mm, Weight- 0.2g

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: 6
Length: 13.16 mm
Width: 7.76 mm
Thickness: 3.87 mm
Weight: 0.3 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

Region: North East (European Region)
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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Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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