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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: LEIC-D13B66

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A group of 25 lithic implements, made from flint and ranging in date from unknown to Neolithic.

A1 Mesolithic flint blade. Light brownish-grey opaque patina, tertiary blade, broken on right lateral edge, unidirectional blade, proximal end retouched slightly (short, semi-abrupt, parallel). SK76933 25138

A2 Mesolithic flint point. Light greyish-bluish semi-translucent patina, secondary piece, tip worked into a point and both lateral sides retouched to facilitate hafting (short, abrupt, scaler). Length 50mm, width 20mm, thickness 10mm. Weight 10.2g. SK7661 2535

A3 Neolithic flaked flint flake. Light and mid grey opaque patina, secondary piece, flaked a little on the ventral face and notched. SK727 241

A4 Mesolithic flint blade. Very light speckled creamy grey and opaque through patination, secondary piece. SK7265 2415

A5 Mesolithic flint blade. Very light speckled creamy grey and opaque through patination, secondary piece, reused and later abruptly retouched on distal end of left lateral edge, hard hammer struck, faceted butt. SK768 251

B1 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Light grey brown opaque patina, distal end of snapped blade, retouched on ventral face of both sides (short, semi-abrupt, scaler. SK7713 3541

B2 Mesolithic flint blade. Very light speckled creamy grey opaque patina, secondary piece, slightly notched twice on right lateral edge. SK7693 2518

B3 Mesolithic flint blade. Mid-brown opaque patina, tertiary piece, bidirectional scars on dorsal face. SK76970 25438

B4 Mesolithic flint microlith point made on snapped blade. Mid- and light-grey opaque patina, steep right side provides nice backing, lancelot piece, tip retouched (short, semi-abrupt), base worked slightly (short, abrupt). Length 37mm. width 13mm, thickness 5mm. Weight 2.5g. SK7688 2570

B5 Mesolithic flint burin. Light creamy grey opaque patina, tertiary piece, distal end truncated and burin spall removed from right lateral edge, flake has large unidirectional negative on dorsal. Length 35mm. width 17mm, thickness 6mm. Weight 3.8g. SK7670 2527

C1 Neolithic flint point. Dark grey semi-translucent, secondary piece, retouched around the tip and right edge (short, semi-abrupt, sub-parallel) and along the left lateral edge (invasive, semi-abrupt, scaler) to produced this point, proximal part of right edge missing as a siret breakage upon striking. Length 40mm. width 14mm, thickness 7mm. Weight 5.2g. SK7773 2462

C2 Neolithic flint flake. Mid-orange-brown opaque patina, tertiary piece, hard hammer struck, plain butt, unidirectional blade technology creating parallel ridges, hinge fractured at the distal end. SK76928 25143

C3 Mesolithic flint blade. Light creamy-brown opaque patina, tertiary piece, unidirectional flake scars on dorsal, distal end of broken or snapped blade, SK7733 2505

C4 Mesolithic flint blade Light speckled grey opaque patina, secondary piece, plunging distal end, struck from opposed platform core. SK7688 2515

C5 Neolithic flint notch. Neolithic to early Bronze Age. Mid-grey semi-translucent patina, made on a fragment, abruptly retouched (crossed) to create two notches next to each other. Length 37mm. width 13mm, thickness 8mm. Weight 3.6g. SK7313 2540

D1 Neolithic flint piercer. Mid-grey opaque patina, made on a fragment, abruptly retouched to create the piece. Length 41mm. width 16mm, thickness 12mm. Weight 5.3g. SK7695 2523

D2 Mesolithic flint point. Light grey semi-translucent to opaque patina, secondary piece, made on half a broken (siret) flake, facetted butt, unidirectional blade core producing parallel ridges, distal end obliquely truncated and slightly retouched to create the tip (short, abrupt, sub-parallel). Length 35mm. width 12mm, thickness 8mm. Weight 4.5g. SK7620 2777

D3 Mesolithic flint blade. Mesolithic to early Neolithic. Light greyish brown opaque patina, secondary piece, triangular cross-section, slightly crested. SK7729 2539

D4 Mesolithic flint blade. Light bluish grey opaque patina, secondary piece, triangular cross-section, distal end missing. SK7725 2541

D5 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Light grey semi-translucent to opaque patina, proximal end missing, struck from unidirectional blade core, parallel ridges. SK7968 2467

E1 Neolithic flint point. Late Mesolithic to late Neolithic. Mid-brownish-grey semi-translucent patina, secondary piece, tip created by oblique truncation, small amount of retouch at the base end to create and area for hafting. Length 36mm. width 12mm, thickness 8mm. Weight 2.6g. SK7720 2542

E2 Mesolithic flint blade. Mid-brownish-grey translucent patina, secondary blade, central ridge creating triangular cross-section. SK7703 2565

E3 Undated flint blade. Rather fragmented, mid-grey semi-translucent patina, tertiary piece, broken in a number of areas, one part with small amount of retouch (short, semi-abrupt, scaler). SK7673 2536

E4 Mesolithic flint burin spall. Light bluish-grey opaque patina, from a blade with unidirectional flake scars on its dorsal face. SK7683 2506

E5 Neolithic flint awl. Light- to mid-grey opaque patina, tertiary flake, proximal end worked into an awl (short, abrupt, scaler). Length 30mm. width 15mm, thickness 6mm. Weight 2.7g. SK7749 2569

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Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 25

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Jane Southgate
Identified by: Dr Alan Massey
Secondary identifier: Mr Rupert Birtwistle

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)

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