OXON-7C4F41: Palaeolithic blade: Bladelet

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Unique ID: OXON-7C4F41

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A complete flint bladelet with a rubbed end dating to the Late Upper Palaeolithic or early Mesolithic period, c. 40,000 - 7,000 BC. The bladelet has been made from a tertiary flake of a mottled dark brown flint. Part of the platform has been retained and this also appears to have been rubbed, as has the distal end. There are thin flake scars over the dorsal surface. There is possible ancient reutilisation damage on the left hand edge.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa 40000 BC
Date to: Circa 7000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.6 mm
Width: 15.7 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Weight: 7.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Ms Alison Roberts

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.363

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Stanton Harcourt (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4206
Four figure Latitude: 51.75112654
Four figure longitude: -1.39299055
1:25K map: SP4206
1:10K map: SP40NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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