WILT-B37C06: Neolithic or Bronze Age flake

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FLAKE

Unique ID: WILT-B37C06

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Neolithic or Bronze Age (3500-800 BC) possibly flint blade flake. The blade is struck off a tertiary flake with no cortex covering the surface. The dorsal face exhibits three longitudinal negative flake removal scars and both mesals have a short, sub-parallel and low angle retouch. The striking platform is small and broadly tringular shape. On the ventral face, just under the striking platform, is a low bulf of percussion concurrent with soft-hammer working. On this side too are evinces of short, sub-parallel and low angle retouch.

The flint is translucent light grey colour with big white coarse-grained inclusions. The blade is 48.25mm in length, 24.42mm in width, 6.90mm in thick and weights 10.35g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.25 mm
Width: 24.42 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight: 10.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th September 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Cristina Sanna
Identified by: Miss Cristina Sanna

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4673 290

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: West Tisbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9129
Four figure Latitude: 51.06026629
Four figure longitude: -2.12979969
1:25K map: ST9129
1:10K map: ST92NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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