NLM-087B53: Bronze Age Plano Convex Knife

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Unique ID: NLM-087B53

Object type certainty: Certain
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Dark grey to black flint, plano-convex knife. A thick flake with covering angled scalar retouch across its dorsal side and with a flat ventral surface. The finder notes the form of the object resembles an arrowhead, though it is too thick and massy to have served as such. This form may arise from battering in antiquity at one side of one end, and the more recent loss of an adjacent chip. The dorsal surface bears a flecking of white patina, and the ventral surface bears a denser spread of similar markings. This tends to suggest that the object has endured exposure to a calcareous environment, though whether to a different degree on the two sides is less certain. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC.

Length: 34.1mm, Width: 20.1mm, Thickness: 7.0mm, Weight: 5.23gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2350 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.1 mm
Width: 20.1 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 5.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM37824

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates

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

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Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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