DEV-667E4A: Late Neolithic to Bronze age retouch pebble flint flake

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RETOUCHED FLAKE

Unique ID: DEV-667E4A

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete retouched Prehistoric flint flake, tentatively dated to the Neolothic-Bronze Age (see also: DEV-ED0824 and DEV-66439A, part of the same scatter), c. 3000-800 BC.

Secondary flake; probably incomplete, with the left mesal edge lost to a natural break. Of a blue-grey pebble flint with cortex surviving on the proximal end, through which it was presumably struck, although the bulb of percussion has not survived; irregular damage to the proximal end truncated by the natural break probably relates to the point of percussion. Two shallow facets from previous removals on dorsal face, struck broadly parallel to each other, but with the distal tip of a third removal struck from another direction at the distal end. Short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch to the distal end of the dorsal face. Retouch of the same nature to the left mesal edge of the ventral face, forming a pair of adjacent semi-circular notches.

Dimensions: Length 34.4mm; width 18.0mm; thickness 6.2mm; weight 4.13g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.4 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 6.2 mm
Weight: 4.13 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: Incomplete

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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