HESH-E346FA: BLADE

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BLADE

Unique ID: HESH-E346FA

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 evidence of retouch / reworking along one of the long edges of the blade. This has been achieved by short blunt strokes. 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 the outer material had been removed. The flint is a mid brown 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: 16.7mm, 13.3mm, 4.2mm 0.98 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.7 mm
Width: 13.3 mm
Weight: 0.98 g
Diameter: 4.2 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Henry Nead
Identified by: Mr Henry Nead

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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