SF-102FB8: SF-102FB8: late Mesolithic to early Neolithic probable adze

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ADZE

Unique ID: SF-102FB8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete flint late Mesolithic to early Neolithic probable adze. It is largely straight-sided (although both sides curved outwards very slightly), tapering slightly towards one end, with rounded ends and an irregular flattened lozenge-shaped cross-section. There is invasive, scaled flaking on both faces and a possible attempt at a tranchet flake removal from one face of the cutting edge. There is some damage around the butt end and a small section missing here. There is also a notch caused by damage to the blade ned. The flint is a mid-grey in colour with slight patination on one face and heavy white patination on the other. A small patch of cortex remains on one face.

Length: 133.16mm, width: 52.18mm, thickness: 22.48mm, weight: 168.83g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 5000 BC
Date to: Circa 3000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 133.16 mm
Width: 52.18 mm
Thickness: 22.48 mm
Weight: 168.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Lackford

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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