WAW-569C21: Mesolithic to Neolithic retouched flake (plan).

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RETOUCHED FLAKE

Unique ID: WAW-569C21

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Probable Mesolithic to early Bronze Age (8000 - 1000BC) retouched flake: The flint flake is knapped from a brown flint which has a strap of grey patina on the side edge. The ventral surface has a large bulb or percussion and slight conchoidal ripples. The dorsal surface has a negative scar. The distal end has a small curved notch which has been formed by re-touch.

The flake measures 18.66mm long, 23.56mm wide, 6.25mm thick and weighs 2.33g.

Retouched flakes are difficult to date as they are present throughout prehistory. Thus, a wide date range for this piece is suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 8000 BC
Date to: Circa 1000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.66 mm
Width: 23.56 mm
Thickness: 6.25 mm
Weight: 2.33 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th March 2016 - Thursday 9th March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Colwall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7341
Four figure Latitude: 52.06670792
Four figure longitude: -2.39528408
1:25K map: SO7341
1:10K map: SO74SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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