KENT-73BA15: Core of uncertain date

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Unique ID: KENT-73BA15

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint core of uncertain age possibly Paleolithic in date.

Description: The core is roughly oval in plan with and a roughly semi-circular cross-section. It has substantial shaping removals off one face and two large removals on the other. The largest of these, which was produced with a pressure hinge fracture removal may have produced a rounded scraping flake. The striking platform of this flake had substantial flaking preparation before its removal. The core is a mid-caramel brown colour.

Measurements: 65.9mm long, 44.36mm wide, 28.85mm thick and 86.23g in weight.

Discussion: Dating of cores can be difficult as they do not often have datable elements to them, the small scraper produced from this core would likely fit better with the tools of the later prehistoric periods from the Mesolithic to early Bronze Age. The substantial preparation of this core would suggest a skilled lithic worker and is verging on although not quite in the Levallois reduction technique. This example was found in an area with both Neolithic and Bronze Age as well as Paleolithic tools on the surface. A wide date is therefore suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 500000 BC
Date to: Circa 1800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 65.9 mm
Width: 44.36 mm
Thickness: 28.85 mm
Weight: 86.23 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Great Chart with Singleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9740
Four figure Latitude: 51.12539807
Four figure longitude: 0.81385655
1:25K map: TQ9740
1:10K map: TQ94SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
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Updated: About one year ago

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