SWYOR-876AD9: Neolithic or Bronze Age lithic implement

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Unique ID: SWYOR-876AD9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint lithic implement probably dating from the Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age (3300 BC - 1000 BC). It is formed on a heat altered and crazed piece of flint, with some pot lid fractures on one face. It is oval in plan, but broken at one end, and a pointed oval in cross-section. There is invasive, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. This originally suggested use as an arrowhead, but the rounded end is not typical of arrowheads (Dodds 1/5/18 pers. comm.). The tool is thought to be been hafted and use as a thin scraper or knife is suggested. The flint tool is 21.3mm long, 16.7mm wide and 4.5mm thick. 1.64g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3300 BC
Date to: Circa 1000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.3 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 1.64 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th November 2017 - Friday 10th November 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Mr Jason Dodds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3034

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kirklees (Metropolitan District)
District: Kirklees (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Denby Dale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2008
Four figure Latitude: 53.56823181
Four figure longitude: -1.69948393
1:25K map: SE2008
1:10K map: SE20NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Spotted during work with the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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