DEV-6727BD: Late Neolithic to Bronze Age debitage

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Unique ID: DEV-6727BD

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A piece of Prehistoric flint debitage, probably dating to the Late Neolithic or Bronze Age, although a single flake cannot be dated with confidence.

Tertiary flake; dark-grey/brown flint mottled with biege inclusions, the larger having a sandy texture. A striking platform partially survives at the proximal end with a diffuse bulb of percussion, there is an obliquely angled hinge approximately three quarters of the way down the length of the flake, in line with a large inclusion on the ventral face. Two sub-parallel blade-like flake removal scars survive on the dorsal face, one was struck far back from the edge of the platform and is quite irregular, and may thus be due to later damage. A third removal, truncated by the above, was struck at a perpendicular angle. No retouch.

Dimensions: Length 39.2mm; width 31.0mm; thickness 14.0mm; weight 17.8g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 11000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.2 mm
Width: 31 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Weight: 17.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Wednesday 17th September 2014

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: Beaford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS5515
Four figure Latitude: 50.91619612
Four figure longitude: -4.0641105
1:25K map: SS5515
1:10K map: SS51NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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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