NARC-1BDA71: NARC-1BDA71 : Microlith : Mesolithic

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MICROLITH

Unique ID: NARC-1BDA71

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete flint Microlith of Mesolithic date (9000-3350 BC). The object is sub-triangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The dorsal surface has two negative scars with corresponding arrises. The distal end tapers to a point and all edges, with the exception of the proximal, have semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface is slightly concave and has shallow ripples of percussion emanating from the proximal end. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake.

The flint is a light grey in colour, with cream inclusions throughout.

Length: 17.69mm, Width: 7.98mm, Thickness: 4.02mm, Weight: 0.3g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 3450 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.69 mm
Width: 7.98 mm
Thickness: 4.02 mm
Weight: 0.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Overstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7965
Four figure Latitude: 52.27748139
Four figure longitude: -0.8435067
1:25K map: SP7965
1:10K map: SP76NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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