DEV-6074F1: Prehistoric flint flake

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Unique ID: DEV-6074F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A single flake of flint debitage, of probable prehistoric date. A tertiary flake of translucent brown flint with bands of grey-beige inclusions. A relatively large bulb of percussion survives at the proximal end, with bulbar scar. Abrasion to the dorsal edge of the striking platform would suggest the use of platform preparation. The sub-parallel, negative removal scars on the dorsal face appear to have been struck from th same platform as the overall removal. There is a small patch of white patination at the distal point, suggesting possible reuse of older material. There is no retouch. Weight 3.15g.

A single flake of undiagnostic flint debitage cannot be dated with confidence and the date range is left necessarily broad, however, material recovered in Loddiswell and the surrounding parishes is largely of Neolithic and Bronze Age date, the relatively irregular size and potential evidence for reuse would could be used to support such a date. See also: DEV-120D7C.

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 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.15 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: Complete

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: SX7147
Four figure Latitude: 50.30879538
Four figure longitude: -3.81297286
1:25K map: SX7147
1:10K map: SX77NW
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: 6 months ago

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