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

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: DEV-667E4A

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

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


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

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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.

Similar objects

Find number: DEV-66439A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
Three worked flint flakes of Prehistoric debitage, all secondary flakes of probable pebble flint, with one exhibiting evidence of retouch. Th…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: DEV-E1CF22
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Two flint scrapers of probable Neolithic date, c. 4,000-2,400 BC. Both probably of pebble flint. 1. An incomplete primary flake of pale beige…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: DEV-EA7FE8
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
Two pieces of flint debitage, probably dating to the Late Neolithic or Bronze Age, c. 3000-800 BC. See also DEV-EA1237 and DEV-EAE593, parts …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.