ESS-1F6B9C: Lithic flake of probable late Neolithic to early Bronze Age date

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Unique ID: ESS-1F6B9C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Partially worked flake of grey flint, likely dating to the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age, c. 3000 - 1500 BC.

There is retouch along the upper left edge when viewed from the ventral face which is scaled and thins the flake edge slightly. The right edge of the ventral face also shows evidence of retouch, along the bottom edge forming a shallow crescent. The upper right edge of the ventral face is straight and diagonal. When viewed from the dorsal face this edge is backed almost all along its length, with only a small portion in the middle showing no evidence of retouch.

The retouch along the straight edge on the dorsal face is steep and takes the form of small parallel removals.

There are also removals along the right edge of the dorsal face, with small scale retouch centred on a protrusions which is an extension of the striking platform. There are also some more invasive removals toward the distal end of the flake on the dorsal face.

Dimensions: weight: 10.1g, length: 38.9mm, width: 39.4mm, thickness: 10.8mm

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 3000 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.9 mm
Width: 39.4 mm
Thickness: 10.8 mm
Weight: 10.1 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: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: East Mersea (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0614
Four figure Latitude: 50.91573914
Four figure longitude: -0.49348373
1:25K map: TQ0614
1:10K map: TQ01SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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