DUR-C50173: DUR-C50173 : Debitage : Mesolithic

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: DUR-C50173

Object type certainty: Certain
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A group of two complete flint pieces of debitage of probable Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithics are sub-rectangular in plan and section. The dorsal surfaces both retain minor amount of cortex. Both left and right hand edges have a minor amount of semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surfaces have multiple small negative scars. The flakes retains a minor amount of cortex along the distal left hand edge and is therefore a secondary flake.

The flint is light grey in colour with cream inclusions, the cortex is cream in colour

Length: 20.01mm, Width: 9.19mm, Thickness: 5.53mm, Weight: 1.20g.

Length: 16.12mm, Width: 10.52mm, Thickness: 5.73mm, Weight: 0.90g.

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: 20.01 mm
Width: 9.19 mm
Thickness: 5.53 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: 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: NZ1760
Four figure Latitude: 54.93438859
Four figure longitude: -1.73621469
1:25K map: NZ1760
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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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