OXON-7D1411: Mesolithic debitage: Plunging flake

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: OXON-7D1411

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

A damaged plunging flake of probable Mesolithic date, c. 10,000 - 4,000 BC. The secondary flake has been hard-hammer struck from a mottled orange-brown flint core. There is a seam of quartz visible. Ancient flakes scars are evident on the dorsal surface but there is also modern damage to all surfaces. The flake has a wide central section that tapers towards either end while the dorsal side has a stepped profile.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 76.8 mm
Width: 33.7 mm
Thickness: 16.7 mm
Weight: 36.6 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.365

Materials and construction

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

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: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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