YORYM-BD0D4A: Neolithic : retouched flake

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Retouched flint flake of Neolithic to Bronze Age date. Sub-triangular in plan and orange in colour with white inclusions. There are conchoidal fracture marks on the ventral face of the flint; these are spread out and so imply a soft blow method of production such as the use of a bone implement. There are further fracture marks along two edges of the flake, on the dorsal side only; these are small along the very edge with larger pieces flaked off towards the centre of the flake on one edge, representing two stages of reshaping. On the other retouched edge the flakes are slightly larger and represent a single stage of working. The object may have been discarded before it was completed. It is possible that a section has been broken from the top of the flake but this is impossible to tell for sure. The dimensions of the flake are: 34.37mm in length, 35.75mm in width and 3.89mm in maximum thickness. The weight of the object is 4.49g.

See SOM-BFF8D3 for a similar retouched but unfinished flake.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 801 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.37 mm
Width: 35.75 mm
Thickness: 3.89 mm
Weight: 4.49 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05350

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Cawton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6376
Four figure Latitude: 54.17592894
Four figure longitude: -1.03633217
1:25K map: SE6376
1:10K map: SE67NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: YORYM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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