YORYM-05794A: Mesolithic perforated object

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Unique ID: YORYM-05794A

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An incomplete stone perforated object, dating to from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age (c.9,000-1,600 BC). The stone is broadly square in plan, but tapers slightly to a terminal with a worn break. A circular concave area is present on each side just before the break, resulting in the oval cross section narrowing at the centre. This suggests that the stone has been partially perforated. One indent has a dark brown patina on some areas. The other terminal is oval in cross section and also terminates in a worn break. Stuart Ogilvy (geologist) has looked at the stone and belives it is a siliceous sandstone with quartz grains. It is brown-grey in colour.

The object measures 32.49mm in length, 34.24mm in width at its widest, 20.35mm in thickness at its thickest and weighs 33.71g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.49 mm
Width: 34.24 mm
Thickness: 20.35 mm
Weight: 33.71 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Identified by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT:E04923

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Near Driffield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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