NLM-13A305: Neolithic Debitage or possible Knife

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DEBITAGE

Unique ID: NLM-13A305

Object type certainty: Certain
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Pale grey-buff flint debitage. A thin sub-triangular flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb at the narrower end of the ventral surface. Patches of misty patina suggest the object has endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. The finder kindly suggests this to be a transverse arrowhead, but the putative cutting edge [at bottom] is blunt and probably adventitiously chipped. It might alternartively be a knife, or perhaps an incompleted arrowhead. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC.

Length: 30.6mm, Width: 23.9mm, Thickness: 4.4mm, Weight: 3.93gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.6 mm
Width: 23.9 mm
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 3.93 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39524

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Swinhope

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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