IOW-53B89E: Neolithic: Flint Implement (possibly a knife)

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Unique ID: IOW-53B89E

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

A complete Neolithic flint implement, possibly a knife (c. 4000 BC-c. 2701 BC).

This implement, made on a tertiary flake, is 'D'-shaped in plan and is roughly pointed oval in cross-section. It has the remains of a striking platform and has been battered at the distal end. The dorsal face has been knapped overall and the left side has been retouched. The removals are long, scaled and low angled. The ventral face has a bulb of percussion and low relief ripples. The dorsal face has wear gloss but the retouched area does not have wear.

The implement is grey overall.

Length: 50.0mm; width: 38.4mm; thickness: 11.3mm. Weight: 23.08g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2701 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 38.4 mm
Thickness: 11.3 mm
Weight: 23.08 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th March 2019 - Sunday 24th March 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-79

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
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Updated: About one month ago

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