LEIC-562662: Mesolithic flint microlith

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MICROLITH

Unique ID: LEIC-562662

Object type certainty: Certain
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Mesolithic flint microlith, 8000 - 4001BC. 22mm in length, 12mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.2grams. The object has a light grey opaque patina. It is made on a blade with convergent ridges.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8000 BC
Date to: Circa 4001 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Mr Rupert Birtwistle

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Eaton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7725
Four figure Latitude: 52.81705032
Four figure longitude: -0.85891522
1:25K map: SK7725
1:10K map: SK72NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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