DUR-05E6DC: DUR-05E6DC: Debitage: Mesolithic

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: DUR-05E6DC

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

A group of ten pieces of flint debitage of probable Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithics are sub-rectangular and sub-ovate in profile and concave-convex is section. On the dorsal surfaces there are multiple negative scars with corresponding arrises. The ventral surfaces appear to be largely featureless, although there is a prominent bulb of percussion on the ventral surface of lithic 2.

The lithics range in colour from dark brown to light grey/cream, with some light grey inclusions.

  1. Length: 17.47mm, Width: 17.18mm, Thickness: 5.62mm, Weight: 1.7g.
  2. Length: 21.28mm, Width: 16.39mm, Thickness: 4.73mm, Weight: 1.5g.
  3. Length: 17.93mm, Width: 15.28mm, Thickness: 4.22mm, Weight: 1.1g.
  4. Length: 16.34mm, Width: 12.42mm, Thickness: 6.10mm, Weight: 1.2g.
  5. Length: 16.05mm, Width: 13.15mm, Thickness: 4.77mm, Weight: 0.9g.
  6. Length: 15.50mm, Width: 14.21mm, Thickness: 5.77mm, Weight: 0.9g.
  7. Length: 16.01mm, Width: 13.99mm, Thickness: 3.60mm, Weight: 0.9g.
  8. Length: 17.42mm, Width: 11.25mm, Thickness: 4.70mm, Weight: 0.8g.
  9. Length: 19.30mm, Width: 10.71mm, Thickness: 3.76mm, Weight: 0.7g.
  10. Length: 12.11mm, Width: 11.03mm, Thickness: 5.66mm, Weight: 0.5g.

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: 10
Length: 17.47 mm
Width: 17.18 mm
Thickness: 5.62 mm
Weight: 1.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Wigham
Identified by: Mr Matthew Wigham

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shotley Low Quarter (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ0751
Four figure Latitude: 54.85375005
Four figure longitude: -1.89249708
1:25K map: NZ0751
1:10K map: NZ05SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

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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