SWYOR-5353F3: Mesolithic Core

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Unique ID: SWYOR-5353F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint Mesolithic core rejuvenation flake, dating from 8000 BC - 4000 BC, which has been reused in the late Mesolithic as a core, and at a later date as a scraper. The core rejuvenation flake is light grey flint and is sub-circular in plan. The dorsal face is covered with removal scars which produced small flakes and blades. The distal end appears to have been a striking platform. The ventral face of the core rejuvenation flake was then used as a core itself, to produce narrow blades, which are struck from the distal end. Finally, the core was reused at a later date in either the Late Mesolithic or the Neolithic, as a scraper. There is short, abrupt, stepped retouch on the left side, overlying the blade removals. The flint is 33.5mm long, 33.8mm wide and 9.9mm thick. 13.2g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Class: Core rejuvenation flake
Evidence of reuse: Retouched in the Late Mesolithic or Neolithic for use as a scraper

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 8000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC
Period of reuse: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.5 mm
Width: 33.8 mm
Thickness: 9.9 mm
Weight: 13.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 13th June 2018 - Wednesday 13th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Mr Jason Dodds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3173

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
District: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Ripponden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE0418
Four figure Latitude: 53.65847651
Four figure longitude: -1.94094904
1:25K map: SE0418
1:10K map: SE01NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Standing water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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