NLM-D6BA59: Bronze Age Knife

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KNIFE

Unique ID: NLM-D6BA59

Object type certainty: Certain
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Grey flint with cortex, knife. Flake with a bulb on the ventral surface. Angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect trims a patch of cortex, leaving a neat crescentic edge between the unworked and worked parts. Very short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect may represent either the finishing of the cutting edge or its renewal. Narrow chips have also been removed by retouch or adventitious damage falling on the edge of the ventral surface opposite the cutting edge, perhaps to assist handling. Patches of misty patina on struck surfaces suggest a period of exposure to a calcareous environment after deposition. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC.

Length: 26.7mm, Width: 22mm, Thickness: 5.1mm, Weight: 4.28gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2350 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.7 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 4.28 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM32526

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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