DOR-A0DB1A: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age debitage

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: DOR-A0DB1A

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

Flake 1: A retouched tertiary flint flake of a sub-oval and irregular shape. The dorsal face shows broad flake removal scars with a small amount of short, sub-parallel abrupt retouch to the distal end. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion and bulbar scar indicating probable use of a hard hammer. The flint is semi-opaque and mid-brown with mottles in colour with a low gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 58.9mm x 40.6mm.

Weight: 34.5g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC.

Flake 2: A large secondary flint waste flake of an elongate shape with a trapezoidal cross section. The dorsal face shows long, parallel blade flake removal scars and smaller hackly scars at the proximal end. The ventral face has a concavity towards the distal end and shows a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. A very small amount of cortex remains on the right side margin of the dorsal face showing through to the left margin of the ventral face. The flint is opaque and mid brown with large beige matt inclusions and is now almost entirely covered in a thin, blue white, speckled recortification with a low gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 84.5mm x 37mm x 24.7mm.

Weight: 87.2g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC.

Flake 3: A large secondary flint waste flake of a sub-oval shape. The dorsal face shows removal scars of broad flakes struck from three angles and a possible attempt at retouch to the distal end. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a hard hammer. The flint is opaque and mid grey with beige matt inclusions and is now almost entirely covered in a thin, off white, recortification with a low gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 73mm x 60mm x 17.5mm.

Weight: 81g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC.

Flake 4: A large secondary flint waste flake of a sub-oval shape with two small areas of cortex remaining to the proximal end and dorsal face right margin. The dorsal face shows small linear blade flake and broad flake removal scars and rises to a steep peak towards the distal end. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. The flint is opaque and mid grey in colour with beige matt inclusions and is now almost entirely covered in a thin, blue white, speckled recortification with a low gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 71mm x 53.5mm x 26.7mm.

Weight: 102.9g.

Flake 5: A large secondary flint waste flake of a sub-rectangular shape with a small area of cortex remaining to the proximal end. The dorsal face shows broad flake removal scars, one very prominent originating from the right side distal end with a hinge fracture and strong conchoidal ripples. The ventral face shows some possible scaled, semi-abrupt retouch to the distal end and a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. The flint is opaque and mid grey in colour with beige matt inclusions and is now almost entirely covered in a thin, blue white, speckled recortification with a mid gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 71mm x 63.3mm x 19.2 mm.

Weight: 77.3g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC

Flake 6: A large secondary flint waste flake of a sub-oval shape with two small areas of cortex remaining to the proximal end and dorsal face right margin. The dorsal face shows small linear blade flake removal scars. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a hard hammer. The flint is opaque and mid brown in colour with beige matte inclusions and is now almost entirely covered in a thin, off white, recortification with a mid gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 61.4mm x 62.3mm x 19.9mm.

Weight: 80.6g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC

Flake 7: A large secondary flint waste flake of an elongate shape with cortex remaining to 40% of the dorsal face at the distal end. The dorsal face shows a small linear blade flake removal scar, also broad flake removal scars. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. The flint is opaque and mid beige in colour with a small area of thick off white recortification to the left side dorsal face. The ventral face shows low gloss patina whilst the dorsal face shows a mid gloss patina both faces show areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 75.3mm x 45.5mm x 25.7mm.

Weight: 98g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC

Flake 8: A large secondary flint waste flake of an elongate shape with thick nodular cortex remaining to 70% of the left side and distal end of the dorsal face showing through to the distal end and right side ventral face. The dorsal face shows three long, linear, parallel blade flake removal scars. The ventral face shows no apparent bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. The flint is opaque and light grey and mottled in colour with beige matt inclusions and a low mid gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 100mm x 36.4mm x 19.4mm.

Weight: 86.5g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC

Flake 9: A large secondary flint waste flake of a sub rectangular shape with thick nodular cortex remaining to 20% of the distal end of the dorsal face showing through to the distal end ventral face where there is an additional very small area of cortex at the proximal end. The dorsal face shows three long, linear, parallel blade flake removal scars with a small area of hackly flake scars at the proximal end. The concave ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. The flint is opaque, mid grey and mottled in colour with beige matt inclusions and is now almost entirely covered in a thin, blue white, speckled recortification with a mid gloss patina and areas of common reddish brown ferrous staining.

Dimensions: 83.5mm x 42.1mm x 13.8mm.

Weight: 59.8g.

Date: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3300 to 1600 BC

Notes:

A collective weight is show in the table below.

Class: Waste flakes x 9

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3300 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 9
Weight: 707.8 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS-019021

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8101
Four figure Latitude: 50.80823778
Four figure longitude: -2.27102228
1:25K map: ST8101
1:10K map: ST80SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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