HESH-E1E32A: BLADE

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BLADE

Unique ID: HESH-E1E32A

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

Lower segment of snapped flint blade of probable late Mesolithic date (6500BC - 3500BC). The flint tool is sub-rectangular in plan and broadly sub-triangular in cross section. The bulb of percussion is missing. There is no evidence of retouch / reworking to any of the faces of the blade. There is also no evidence of cortex on any part of the blade; this suggests that the flake was produced during the later life of the core once this material has been removed. The flint is a mid matt grey colour and has been slightly abraded in the ploughsoil. The source of flint is difficult to ascertain; much of the local flint is procured from glacial and riverine sources.

Dimensions: 21.2mm, 16.1mm, 4.8mm 1.5 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa AD 6500
Date to: Circa AD 3500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.2 mm
Width: 16.1 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 4.8 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Henry Nead
Identified by: Mr Henry Nead
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lydbury North (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3586
Four figure Latitude: 52.46805111
Four figure longitude: -2.95824687
1:25K map: SO3586
1:10K map: SO38NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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