HESH-E3EA72: MICROLITH

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MICROBURIN

Unique ID: HESH-E3EA72

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Highly patinated probable microlith of late Mesolithic date 6500-3500 BC. The microlith is sub-triangular in plan and formed from the very base of a snapped flint blade. There is no evidence for retouch or secondary working Microliths have multiple uses from being set to form harpoons and arrows too small saws and other utilitarian tool types.

It is possible gived the pointed nature of the tip of the flint that this may possibly have been a Microburin like tool - the flint is too heavily eroded to be sure - there is no evidence for detailed retouch around the tip which may substantiate the possibility

Dimensions: 10.4mm, 8.1mm, 2.1mm 0.16 grams.

Class: Microburin

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 5000 BC
Date to: Circa 3500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.4 mm
Width: 8.1 mm
Weight: 0.16 g
Diameter: 2.1 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Henry Nead
Identified by: Mr Henry Nead
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
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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