BH-F2CA54: Mesolithic to Neolithic flint blades

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Unique ID: BH-F2CA54

Object type certainty: Certain
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An assemblage of seven flint blades of probable Mesolithic to Neolithic date.

The largest blade, which measures 59mm long and 12.5mm wide, retains some cortex, whereas the remaining six are tertiary blades. All of the blades have partially recorticated surfaces, mostly of a blueish-white hue. There is no evidence of any retouch.

Total weight of assemblage: 17.67g.

Class: Blades

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 3500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 7
Weight: 17.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/172 - 8 to 14

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Souldern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5130
Four figure Latitude: 51.96614523
Four figure longitude: -1.25909308
1:25K map: SP5130
1:10K map: SP53SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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