DOR-21E082: Mesolithic flint blade core.

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Unique ID: DOR-21E082

Object type certainty: Certain
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A single platform sub-conical bladelet core. The tip of the core tapers to a blunt point and there are several flake scars on the irregular platform surface, but all appear to relate to platform preparation. The bladelet removal scars are broadly parallel, modern edge damage means that the presence and degree of platform dressing abrasion cannot be determined. The flint is mid grey, slightly mottled with faint incipient blue-white patination in places and high-gloss patina with some red-brown ferrous staining along flake scar ridges.

Date: Mesolithic - 10000 to 4000BC

Dimensions: 35.6mm x 55mm.

Weight: 94g.

Class: Conical

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.6 mm
Width: 55 mm
Weight: 94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2017 - Sunday 30th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mr Michael Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 017267/2

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Tarrant Crawford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9203
Four figure Latitude: 50.82648133
Four figure longitude: -2.11495114
1:25K map: ST9203
1:10K map: ST90SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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