SF-8562B0: Late Neolithic to early Bronze Age flint fabricator.

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Unique ID: SF-8562B0

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A flint fabricator of the late Neolithic to early Bronze Age, dating to 2000 BC- 1500 BC. It is a secondary flake of a blackish grey flint core. It has an elongated oval shape in plan and a D-shaped cross-section; one of the ends is slightly pointed. The fabricator has still 35% of the cortex surviving on the dorsal surface, running roughly along its longitudinal median axis. The ventral surface is roughly flat. All the edges bear traces of further stepped retouching.

Cf Butler (2005, p. 169, fig. 71, nos. 10-11).

Length: 64.47 mm

Width: 22.87 mm

Thickness at the centre: 12.94 mm

Weight: 22.25 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2000 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.47 mm
Width: 22.87 mm
Thickness: 12.94 mm
Weight: 22.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference: Bay Thorne End, Field 1, no. 135.

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: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Bay Thorne End

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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