GAT-D76797: Primary Flake

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Unique ID: GAT-D76797

Object type certainty: Probably
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A probable prehistoric flint flake, possibly dating to the Neolithic period. The flake is a mixture of light and dark reddish browns in colour. There is evidence of the cortex along one edge. The flake is retouched, with apparent earlier blade/flake removals evident on the dorsal face. The bulb of percussion is visible, although it is difficult to identify any concentric waves along the ventral face which may indicate it is of natural origin. There is a small chip just below the bulb of percussion which suggests it is anthropogenic and as such this is probably a retouched flake (Shopland 2005, 61).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.51 mm
Width: 30.21 mm
Thickness: 14.45 mm
Weight: 28.2 g

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 32976
Other reference: PAS2017-03-06

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
District: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: SH4437

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Shopland, N. 2005 Archaeological Finds: A Guide to Identification Stroud Tempus

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GAT
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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