DOR-99DFBF: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age core.

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Unique ID: DOR-99DFBF

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A core rejuvenation flake that has been re-utilized as scraper tool, made from a tertiary sub-triangular flake of Portland chert. The flake would have been removed from the original platform of the core in order to create a new platform. The chert is opaque and characteristically mid to dark grey in colour with a mid-gloss patina and is mostly covered in a thin speckled off-white re-cortification, except for areas of retouch carried out at a later date. The object has a triangular cross section with the dorsal face showing large broad flake removal scars with strong ripples. The distal end shows evidence of re-use as a scraper by the removal of re-cortification with scaled, abrupt retouch extending down the left side margin where the retouch becomes more crude and hackly. The ventral face is curved with a prominent bulb of percussion and bulbar scar, some post depositional damage is visible along the right side margin.

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

Dimensions: 59.6mm x 39.7mm x 24mm.

Weight: 45.2g.

Evidence of reuse: Retouch to the distal end and left side margin which has removed the re-cortification

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 1
Length: 59.6 mm
Width: 39.7 mm
Thickness: 24 mm
Weight: 45.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS-017295/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: Weymouth and Portland (District)
Parish or ward: Portland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY6869
Four figure Latitude: 50.5199037
Four figure longitude: -2.45274082
1:25K map: SY6869
1:10K map: SY69NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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

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