NLM-56B3CA: Neolithic Flint Knife

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Unique ID: NLM-56B3CA

Object type certainty: Probably
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Grey flint, appearing brownish under transmitted light, discoidal knife. A thin oval flake of lentoid section bearing covering angled scalar retouch across both its sides. Chipped at one end, probably recently. A lack of patination might hint at the recent disturbance of the object from a sealed context. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC

Length: 35.3mm, Width: 28.5mm, Thickness: 7.6mm, Weight: 8.216gms.

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: 35.3 mm
Width: 28.5 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Weight: 8.21 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: NLM42345

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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