DUR-CC556F: DUR-CC556F : Debitage : Mesolithic

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MICROLITH

Unique ID: DUR-CC556F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A group of 2 flint microliths of Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithics are sub-triangular in plan and plano-convex in section. Lithic no. 1 retains a small amount of cortex on the dorsal and is therefore a secondary flake. 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.

Dimensions: No. 1: Length- 4.06mm, Width- 2.23mm, Thickness- 1.08mm, Weight- 0.1g

No. 2: Length- 2.71mm, Width- 2.43mm, Thickness- 1.02mm, Weight- <0.1g

Notes:

Dr Kevin Leahy writes: no mention is made of the retouch which is characteristic of microliths. The object on the left appears to have been retouched and can be described as a microlith, some doubts exist over the other find.

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: 2
Length: 4.06 mm
Width: 2.23 mm
Thickness: 1.08 mm
Weight: 0.1 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: About one year ago

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