SUSS-91C513: Mesolithic flint adze head

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Unique ID: SUSS-91C513

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Mesolithic flint adze head, dating to the period c.8000-4500BC. The object is sub- triangular in plan, tapering from the cutting edge to the butt. The cutting edge appears tohave been formed by the removal of a single tranchet flake. The adze has a slightly curved profile, with one side being shorter than the other, giving the butt a slight hooked shape.

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: 125.3 mm
Width: 50.69 mm
Thickness: 26.22 mm
Weight: 163 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edwin Wood
Identified by: Mr Edwin Wood
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Yapton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9603
Four figure Latitude: 50.81859848
Four figure longitude: -0.63857526
1:25K map: SU9603
1:10K map: SU90SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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