WAW-2D1024: Mesolithic to early Bronze Age retouched flakes (plan and reverse).

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RETOUCHED FLAKE

Unique ID: WAW-2D1024

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Neolithic (c. 4,000 to 2351 BC) microlith knapped from a mottled dark grey flint hich has a waxy texture. The dorsal surface has two vertical scars, and there is a trace of a white patina suggesting the it has been made from an older flake.A lateral edge has retouch along its length which is abrupt and short. The distal end appears to have been purposely truncated.

It measures 34.46mm long, 10.67mm wide, 5.98mm

Probable Mesolithic to early Bronze Age (8000 - 1000BC) two retouched flakes:

  1. The flint flakes is knapped from an opaque mottled brown flint which has a small patch of cortex at the distal surface. The ventral surface has a large bulb or percussion and slight conchoidal ripples. The dorsal surface has multiple vertical negative scars. There are two small notches or serration at the distal end on a lateral edge. The flake measures 24.25mm long, 15.74mm wide, 5.86mm thick and weighs 1.83g.
  2. The flint flakes is knapped from a mottled grey flint. The ventral surface has a large bulb or percussion and slight conchoidal ripples. The dorsal surface has multiple vertical negative scars. There is a notch in the centre of a lateral edge. The flake measures 22.79mm long, 17.34mm wide, 4.19mm thick and weighs 1.39g.

Retouched flakes are difficult to date as they are present throughout prehistory. Thus, a wide date range for this piece is suggested.

thick and weighs 2.58g.

This is probably an early Neolithic serrated blade (Butler, 2005;130).

Butler, C. 2005 Prehistoric Flintwork Stroud: Tempus

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 8000 BC
Date to: Circa 1000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th November 2017 - Thursday 22nd February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Bidford-on-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1150
Four figure Latitude: 52.1481791
Four figure longitude: -1.84065755
1:25K map: SP1150
1:10K map: SP15SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: 5 months ago

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