NLM-4CF6C5: Undated Burnt Flint fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-4CF6C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fire-cracked flint. A small fragment of patinated flint with the characteristically jagged and hackled surface and deep cracking associated ith intense heat - though it is noted that such effects were wont to occur in recent times, when the burning of stubble was a common agricultural practice. However, this object is accompanied by prehistoric flints, whose date range is advanced for it here, with a later extension offered in precautionary vein. Suggested date: Unknown, Late Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age, 7000-1600 BC.

Length: 42mm, Width: 24.9mm, Thickness: 17.2mm, Weight: 19.09gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 8000 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 24.9 mm
Thickness: 17.2 mm
Weight: 19.09 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39775

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Low Burnham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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