YORYM-D98A25: Neolithic : Knife

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Unique ID: YORYM-D98A25

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete knapped lithic implement of late Neolithic date, circa 2700 BC - 2350 BC.

The implement is the distal portion of a polished knife formed from a tertiary flake which is D-shaped in plan having been broken to one end and has a pointed ovate section. The object has been bifacially worked and displays low angle removals. The distal edge has been polished resulting in a smooth curve.

The flint is a dark grey colour. The implement is 30mm long, 25.1mm wide, 8.5mm thick and weighs 7.9g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 2700 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 25.1 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Weight: 7.9 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05656

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Skirpenbeck (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7256
Four figure Latitude: 53.99502997
Four figure longitude: -0.90322639
1:25K map: SE7256
1:10K map: SE75NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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