SOM-0A5F9D: Prehistoric worked flint flake

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Unique ID: SOM-0A5F9D

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete flint blade of probable Prehistoric date. A tertiary blade or blade-like flake of a translucent biege-grey flint with white-grey patination at the proximal end. Sub-parallel removal scars are present on the dorsal face, all seemingly struck from the same direction and the overall flake removal. The blade terminates in a natural break. There are no indications of retouch.

Dimensions: length 17.4mm; width 9.5mm; thickness 1.6mm; weight 0.45g.

Although worked, a single flake cannot be dated with any degree of certainty and a very general Mesolithic to Bronze Age date range is suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.4 mm
Width: 9.5 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 0.45 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 22nd June 2016 - Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019265

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Barrington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3917
Four figure Latitude: 50.94919163
Four figure longitude: -2.86972814
1:25K map: ST3917
1:10K map: ST31NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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