LEIC-E5FB97: Paleolithic to Neolithic serrated blade

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BLADE

Unique ID: LEIC-E5FB97

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Palaeolithic (Middle) to Neolithic (Later) serrated blade, 31mm long, 16mm wide, 4mm thick and 2.7g in weight. Made on a semi-translucent flint that is now light grey through patination and becoming opaque. The striking platform was prepared and is similar to the en eperon style of the Upper Palaeolithic. The dorsal face has a central and almost parallel ridge that was created by two previous unidirectional removals. The right lateral edge has received some light retouch along the entire edge that has serrated the edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 250000 BC
Date to: Circa 2351 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Mr Rupert Birtwistle

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Ab Kettleby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7223
Four figure Latitude: 52.79976431
Four figure longitude: -0.93353064
1:25K map: SK7223
1:10K map: SK72SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Updated: About one year ago

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