WAW-5FCDC8: Neolithic retouched blade

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RETOUCHED FLAKE

Unique ID: WAW-5FCDC8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Flint blade, probably Early Neolithic, c 4,000-3,300 BC. The blade was struck, using a soft hammer, from a mottled, dark-grey, translucent flint, Traces of cortex are present at one end and is curved along its length. Areas of retouch (short, scaled, abrupt) are present on both sides of the blade. Although large curved blades are a feature of Upper Palaeolithic flint working an Early Neolithic date seems likely, supported by associated material. Length 74.6mm, Width 25.2mm, Thickness, 10.8mm, Mass 19.12g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 3300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 74.6 mm
Width: 25.2 mm
Thickness: 10.8 mm
Weight: 19.12 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Birm 763

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Warwick (District)
Parish or ward: Cubbington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3269
Four figure Latitude: 52.31817668
Four figure longitude: -1.53197046
1:25K map: SP3269
1:10K map: SP36NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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