HESH-45DECF: Mesolithic: Blade

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BLADE

Unique ID: HESH-45DECF

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24 complete and snapped flint blades or bladlets of later Mesolithic date (6000BC - 3500BC). These blades are struck from a core and have the generic crested appearance on their dorsal faces. Many of the blades have been deliberately snapped through the removal of side notches and deliberate breaking. The underside / ventral face of each shows conchoidal rippling and some have evidence of bulb of percussion and / or striking platforms. All the blades have some form of retouch along their long edges - this is best described as being disorganised short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt which creates a serrated cutting or possibly scraping edge. A few examples are also retouched along the butt where teh bulbar scar has been removed or tidied. The colour of the flint varies between light grey - dark black and some have a mily white coloured surface patina.

The largest blade measures: 40.1mm length, 19.3mm width, is 7.0mm thick and weighs 3.59 grams.

The smallest blade measures: 9.6mm length, 11.1mm width, is 2.2mm thick and weighs 0.27 grams.

The 24blades have a bulk weight of 41.73 grams

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 6500 BC
Date to: Circa 3500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 24
Weight: 41.73 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E.01743

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Pembridge

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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