DEV-ED0824: Late Neolithic to Bronze Age flint core; no. 1

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CORE

Unique ID: DEV-ED0824

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

Two flint cores, one incomplete, of probable Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date, c. 3000-800 BC. DEV-667E4A and DEV-66439A are part of the same scatter.

1. A secondary core of a glassy black flint with little to no visible inclusions. A large amount of cortex remains on one face, c. 30% of the overall surface. The core has a single striking platform from which a number of irregularly sized but broadly sub-parallel flakes have been struck. The core has then been rotated to 7 o'clock and a removal scar used as the platform for a subsequent removal. The core has a broadly sub-rectangular cross section and is (very) broadly pentagonal in plan. It measures 36.0mm long by 27.8mm wide and 23.7mm thick; it weighs 26.25g.

2. A secondary core fragment, potentially a core reguvination flake, of a mottled blue-grey flint with c. <25% of its surface covered in pebble-like cortex. A number of small, irregular removals survive on the core, struck from multiple directions but with no identifiable striking platform with the exception of a small bladelet-like removal struck from the ventral face of the over all removal. No other removals resemble blades and it is likely only by chance that it is of this shape. It measures 35.3mm long by 26.4mm wide and 13.5mm thick; it weighs 14.71g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Weight: 40.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th July 2016 - Thursday 28th July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

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: Abbotsham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS4128
Four figure Latitude: 51.02931464
Four figure longitude: -4.2687999
1:25K map: SS4128
1:10K map: SS42NW
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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Audit data

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

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