LANCUM-00857A: Flint knife or scraper

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Unique ID: LANCUM-00857A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Leaf-shaped Neolithic flint knife or oval side scraper dating from c. 3000-2100BC.

This object appears to have been bifacially flaked suggesting that it is a knife. However, we do not have a side view for this object (only two images were provided by the finder) so we cannot be certain. It looks to have pressure flaking on dorsal side. It was probably formed on tertiary debitage rather than a deliberate stuck core.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3000 BC
Date to: Circa 2500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 31st December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Ellel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD4756
Four figure Latitude: 53.99730074
Four figure longitude: -2.8099703
1:25K map: SD4756
1:10K map: SD45NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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