DUR-CBF3BA: DUR-CBF3BA : Debitage : Mesolithic

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A group of 3 flint waste flakes of Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithics are sub-rectangular in plan and plano-convex in section. Lithics no. 1 and 3 retain some cortex (along the right hand edge on lithic 3 and at the proximal end of both) and are therefore secondary flakes. Lithic no. 2 retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flakes are a dark grey in colour. The cortex is a light grey/cream.

Dimensions: No. 1: Length- 13.45mm, Width- 7.06mm, Thickness- 4.38mm, Weight- 0.3g

No. 2: Length- 14.44mm, Width- 5.74mm, Thickness- 4.33mm, Weight- 0.4g

No. 3: Length- 10.99mm, Width- 5.52mm, Thickness- 1.73mm, 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: 3
Length: 13.45 mm
Width: 7.06 mm
Thickness: 4.38 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

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Audit data

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

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