ESS-457969: Lithic implement

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Unique ID: ESS-457969

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lithic implement, likely a scraper, of light grey flint. The item is roughly square shaped and trapezoidal in section.

The ventral face features a prominent bulb of percussion, whilst the dorsal face shows flake removals across much of the surface. A removal along the distal edge (viewed dorsally) allow it to slop downward, ending in a sharp edge. There also appears to be a similar removal on the right edge, whilst the left side also slopes to a sharp edge. There appears to be some iron staining along parts of the arrises of the dorsal face.

Dimensions: weight: 4.30g, length: 24.6mm, width: 24.2mm, thickness: 6.2mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.6 mm
Width: 24.2 mm
Thickness: 6.2 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Southend-on-Sea (Unitary Authority)
District: Southend-on-Sea (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8586
Four figure Latitude: 51.54257108
Four figure longitude: 0.66644808
1:25K map: TQ8586
1:10K map: TQ88NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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