LEIC-5A0E16: Lithic implement: worked flint of Mesolithic to Neolithic date

Rights Holder: Phil Harding
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Unique ID: LEIC-5A0E16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worked lithic implement, possibly a scraper, produced from dark brown flint with two remaining areas of light brown cortication. The object is curved longitudinally, is triangular in cross section and tapers from a maximum width of 23mm to 13mm. All three edges and the blunt tip show short, scaled retouch. The object is in good condition, is 94mm long, 23mm wide, 15mm thick and weighs 35.47g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 94 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Weight: 35.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th February 2019

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Phil Harding
Identified by: Dr Phil Harding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2772

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: Frisby on the Wreake (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6917
Four figure Latitude: 52.7462272
Four figure longitude: -0.97928098
1:25K map: SK6917
1:10K map: SK61NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Whilst searching with a metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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