ESS-1EF776: Lithic flake of probable Bronze Age date

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Unique ID: ESS-1EF776

Object type certainty: Certain
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Possible debitage flake with evidence of some edge flaking. Likely early Bronze Age in date, c. 2500 - 1500 BC.

The ventral face is uneven and mottled, though the right edge does show evidence of retouch in a parallel scaled fashion at the section nearest the butt. The retouch seems to continue along the right side for the length of the flak, though is not as clearly defined toward the tip.

The dorsal face shows evidence of removals toward the butt and along the right side of the arris. These are not as regular as the small retouch on the ventral face.

It is likely that the small flake was utilised opportunistically after removal from a larger core. There seems to be little predetermination as to its shape in terms of the fashion of removals.

Dimensions: weight: 4.7g, length: 36.4mm, width: 15.7mm, thickness: 7.1mm

Class: Flake

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.4 mm
Width: 15.7 mm
Thickness: 7.1 mm
Weight: 4.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: South Woodham Ferrers (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8095
Four figure Latitude: 51.62502542
Four figure longitude: 0.59903549
1:25K map: TQ8095
1:10K map: TQ89NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Wetlands

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 4 months ago

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