NLM-B7BB42: Neolithic Knife

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Unique ID: NLM-B7BB42

Object type certainty: Certain
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Pale grey-buff flint knife. Flake with broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb on the ventral side. Misty white patina suggests the flake was then exposed for a period to a calcareous environment. The patina is interrupted along one long edge by short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect. Chips on the opposite edge probably arise from fortuitous impacts. The Neolithic could accommodate both primary and secondary working. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC.

Length: 41.1mm, Width: 20.9mm, Thickness: 5.7mm, Weight: 4.83gms

Evidence of reuse: Interruption of patina by retouch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC
Period of reuse: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.1 mm
Width: 20.9 mm
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Weight: 4.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st March 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM35733

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Updated: 2 years ago

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