SUSS-37A3F7: An incomplete mesolithic flint flake, possibly a microlith blank or debitage, 8000-4500BC

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Unique ID: SUSS-37A3F7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of flint bladelet, possibly a piece of debitage or an unfinished microlith blank, Mesolithic, 8000-4500BC. The tertiary flake has been truncated at the proximal end, removing the bulb of percussion though, the rippling remains visible on the ventral side. The dorsal side is marked by a longitudinal ridge created by previous flake removals to either side. There is no retouch present on the object, though there is some damage to the edges of the flake.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8000 BC
Date to: Circa 4500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.15 mm
Width: 7.88 mm
Thickness: 3.33 mm
Weight: 0.61 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edwin Wood
Identified by: Mr Edwin Wood

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Arlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5507
Four figure Latitude: 50.84177083
Four figure longitude: 0.2001306
1:25K map: TQ5507
1:10K map: TQ50NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Woodland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016

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