DEV-603F42: Neolithic flint knife

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Unique ID: DEV-603F42

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete probable flint knife of probable neolithic date, c.4,000-2,400BC. Worked from a tertiary blade of pale grey, slightly translucent flint,with some iron staining on the ridge scars, missing its distal end to a natural break and with the proximal end worked away. Very diffuse conchoidal ripples present on the ventral face, and with a single blade-like removal on the dorsal face, again with extremely diffuse conchoidal ripples. Either lateral edge of the dorsal face exhibits long, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch. A posible notch has been worked into the right lateral edge at the proximal end.

Dimensions: length 38.8mm; width 17.3mm; thickness 5.0mm; weight 4.44g.

See also: DEV-5FD6D3 found in the same field.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2400 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.8 mm
Width: 17.3 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 4.44 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019870

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Loddiswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX7149
Four figure Latitude: 50.32677296
Four figure longitude: -3.81365705
1:25K map: SX7149
1:10K map: SX79SW
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: DEV
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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