OXON-3027C2: Neolithic knife: Flint knife

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Unique ID: OXON-3027C2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete flint knife of Neolithic date. The knife has been made on a secondary flake of a mottled brown flint, retaining cortex over maybe a quarter of the dorsal surface. It is broadly triangular in plan with a low trapezoidal section. The knife retains the prominent bulb and part of the platform. The flake on which the knife is made is slightly curved. Invasive, overlapping soft-hammer retouch extends the entire length of the left dorsal edge while the opposing right edge has a small area of retouch around the tip but is otherwise un-retouched. Some use and / or post-depositional damage is evident.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 57 mm
Width: 24.5 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 8.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.163

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Great Milton (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6202
Four figure Latitude: 51.71331413
Four figure longitude: -1.10401437
1:25K map: SP6202
1:10K map: SP60SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Surface find
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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