HESH-371FA7: Small fragment of debitage either a chunk or chip of flint probably dating from the Neolithic or Bronze Age (3500 - 1500 BC).

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: HESH-371FA7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Small fragment of debitage either a chunk or chip of flint probably dating from the Neolithic or Bronze Age (3500 - 1500 BC). The chip is sub-rectangular in plan and lentoid in cross section. It measures 12.8mm length, 13.5mm width and is 4.7mm thick. It weighs 0.91 grams. Approximately 40% of the chip is covered in cortex (the outer rind or skin of a nodule) suggesting that this flake was produced early in the tool making process, probably after the artefact was 'roughed out'. The lower edge of the chunk has a small area of secondary working. This is in the form of retouch to produce a serrated edge.

Herefordshire and the Marches do not have a ready source of flint. Most of the flint used is either imported or procured from glacial or riverine deposits. This seems to result in the debitage of tool making being used (or reused) to produce flint tools. Hence the size of the tools are often much reduced and the quality of flint is usually poor.

Evidence of reuse: retouched to form a small scraper

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.8 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Weight: 0.91 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th July 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bishop's Frome (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6549
Four figure Latitude: 52.13818
Four figure longitude: -2.512807
1:25K map: SO6549
1:10K map: SO64NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Orchard

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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