NLM-769338: Bronze Age Plano-Convex Knife

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Unique ID: NLM-769338

Object type certainty: Certain
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Dark grey flint plano-convex knife. A leaf-shaped flake with broad long parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly concave ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows one long edge; other chips from the ventral side are adventitious damage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC.

Length: 43.5mm, Width: 21.9mm, Thickness: 5.9mm, Weight: 6.82gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2350 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.5 mm
Width: 21.9 mm
Thickness: 5.9 mm
Weight: 6.82 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: NLM39545

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

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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