NLM-474E68: Mesolithic Backed Blade

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Unique ID: NLM-474E68

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Grey flint with cortex, possible backed blade. Irregular flake with narrow multi-directional flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulbar ventral surface. Very short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a protruding curved edge; this has received further damage, possibly in the course of its use. Cortex was retained along the opposite or basal [as viewed] edge, probably to permit pressure to be exerted on the cutting edge. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC.

Length: 16.7mm, Width: 34.3mm, Thickness: 7.1mm, Weight: 4.33gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.7 mm
Width: 34.3 mm
Thickness: 7.1 mm
Weight: 4.33 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 7th February 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM35137

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
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

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Audit data

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

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