NLM-94CA58: Mesolithic Plano-Convex Knife

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Unique ID: NLM-94CA58

Object type certainty: Certain
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Grey flint plano-convex knife, as kindly identified by the finder. An oval flake with broad and narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side by unidirectional working, and with a flat to slightly concave ventral surface. The object bears a positive hinge fracture at one end. A thick creamy patina has developed overall, indicating the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment, and it has been glossed, perhaps by wind-blown sand, and subsequently chipped along its edges post-deposition. A single chip revealing the tint of the flint is more recent. Suggested date: Early Mesolithic, 10,000-7000 BC

Length: 59mm, Width: 27.6mm, Thickness: 12.2mm, Weight: 20.69gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 7000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59 mm
Width: 27.6 mm
Thickness: 12.2 mm
Weight: 20.69 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40956

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Tattershall Quarry

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Mineral extraction

References cited

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