BUC-C159F5: Mesolithic bladelet

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Unique ID: BUC-C159F5

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A flint bladelet dating from the late Mesolithic period, c.6300 to 4300 BC. The flint is a light grey colour, with patches of white, dark grey and orange brown. It is rectangular in shape, with parallel sides, and triangular in cross section. Tertiary flake, bulb of percussion low suggesting soft hammer. Weak ripple marks on the ventral face. At one end it is unclear if there is a large striking platform, or if this is a break. At the opposite end there is a hinge fracture. Little or no evidence of retouch. The flint measures 44.4mm in length, 12.7mm in width, 4.2mm in thickness and weighs 2.07g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 6300 BC
Date to: Circa 4300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.4 mm
Width: 12.7 mm
Thickness: 4.2 mm
Weight: 2.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th January 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4977

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Princes Risborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8003
Four figure Latitude: 51.72002892
Four figure longitude: -0.84330457
1:25K map: SP8003
1:10K map: SP80SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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