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Unique ID: PUBLIC-EFF463

Object type certainty: Certain
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Two humanly-struck flints, found together in a molehill.

a) Dark grey flint with one side's cortex remaining, and some blue-grey patination. Oval in plan, triangular in section, this short flake has a clear striking platform, bulb of percussion, and percussion ripples. There is some possible fine retouch (bottom left of the first flint in the first picture), but the flake has suffered edge damage, and so I'm reluctant to describe it definitively as a scraper. It is 31mm long, 20mm wide, and 9mm thick at the bulb end, tapering to a fine point.

b) A roughly trapezoid short flake, of mid-grey flint, with a clear striking platform and a bulb of percussion that has suffered later damage. It measures 26mm by 19mm and is 6mm thick at its widest point.

Suggested Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs N Moxey
Identified by: Mrs N Moxey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: Stoke by Nayland

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Chance find
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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