DUR-CB630D: DUR-CB630D : Debitage : Mesolithic

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: DUR-CB630D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A group of 5 flint waste flakes of Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithics are sub-ovate in plan, plano-convex in section and all taper to a slight point at the distal end. The flakes retain no cortex and are therefore tertiary flakes

The flakes range from a dark grey to light brown in colour.

Dimensions: No. 1: Length- 7.78mm, Width- 6.54mm, Thickness- 3.36mm, Weight- 0.2g

No. 2: Length- 8.06mm, Width- 5.52mm, Thickness- 2.77mm, Weight- 0.1g

No. 3: Length- 8.43mm, Width- 5.10mm, Thickness- 3.75mm, Weight- 0.1g

No. 4: Length- 7.92mm, Width- 5.31mm, Thickness- 1.04mm, Weight- 0.1g

No. 5: Length- 5.45mm, Width- 3.76mm, Thickness- 1.58mm, Weight- <0.1g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 5
Length: 7.78 mm
Width: 6.54 mm
Thickness: 3.36 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

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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Audit data

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

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