NLM-6BFAC8: Neolithic Backed Blade

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Unique ID: NLM-6BFAC8

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Grey flint possible backed blade. A nearly square flake with a hinge fracture and a flat surface on its dorsal side and a bulb on the ventral. Misty white patina has developed over these surfaces, suggesting the flake was discarded and exposed to a calcareous environment. This patina was subsequently removed by short abrupt retouch executed from the [original] ventral aspect, forming a cutting edge on two adjacent sides. The Neolithic could presumably accommodate both primary and secondary working. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC

Length: 32.8mm, Width: 29.5mm, Thickness: 6.9mm, Weight: 8.59gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.8 mm
Width: 29.5 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight: 8.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM42231

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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