DEV-E95533: Prehistoric flint core - 1

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Unique ID: DEV-E95533

Object type certainty: Certain
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Six Prehistoric flint core or core fragments, part of a larger assemblage of 43 peices of debitage, see also (DEV-E7AD5A, DEV-E88F5F). All are of pebble flint.

1. Secondary core, with cortex covering c. 55% of the surface. Of a pale grey/white flint with some ferrous inclusions. The core has a single striking platform, with a number of neat, parallel removals struck from it, some of the later being very small and potential bladelets if intentional. Weight: 39.06g.

2. Secondary core fragment, of a very similar flint and with natural breaks at its rear and bottom. One surviving striking platform with relativley irregular blade-like flake removals, one struck from a platform at around 7 o'clock to the others. Weight: 10.44g.

3. Secondary core of a similar but darker pebble flint, c. 20% of surface still covered by cortex although much appears to have been removed by later damage. A number of broadly parallel removals all struck from the same platform, with three potential hinged-bladelet removals being the last three removed. Weight: 6.26g.

4. A very irregular secondary core of a translucent pale brown flint, with irregularly size areas of cortex in several places. A single striking platform from which blade-like flakes have been struck. Weight 21.38g.

5. Secondary core of a dark grey pebble flint, c. 30% of surface covered in cortex but with some removed by later damage. 4 sub-parallel blade-like flake removal scars on one face. Weight: 14.28g.

6. Secondary core of a translucent brown pebble flint, c. 45% of surface covered in cortex. The core has a single striking platform from which a number of irregularly sized blade-like and small flakes have been struck. Weight: 15.89g.

The assemblage as a whole contains little diagnostic material, and what little is is contradictory, with evidence for bladelet production as well as crude, irregular knapping and burnt flint. The poor quality of the raw material may have exaggerated the irregularity of the flint working, however it remains possible that multiple periods are represented and a broad date range is given.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 6
Weight: 107.39 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2016 - Sunday 30th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge
Secondary identifier: Mr Thomas Cadbury

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019303

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Torridge (District)
Parish or ward: Landcross (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS4624
Four figure Latitude: 50.9947345
Four figure longitude: -4.19585531
1:25K map: SS4624
1:10K map: SS42SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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