OXON-536F7E: Neolithic pick: Pick

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Unique ID: OXON-536F7E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete worked flint pick of Neolithic date. The pick has been formed on a nodule of mottled grey/white flint with iron staining evident of the crests of the removals. The flint has been bifacially worked and a removal across the butt does look tranchet-like but on closer inspection this has been ruled out. The tip of the pick is has a large ridge behind it with multi-directional removals on the side of the tip. Suggested date Neolithic 4000-2000 BC.

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 2000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 112.9 mm
Width: 51.2 mm
Thickness: 29 mm
Weight: 182.2 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Ms Alison Roberts

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.399

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hampstead Norreys (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5175
Four figure Latitude: 51.47167419
Four figure longitude: -1.26712778
1:25K map: SU5175
1:10K map: SU57NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
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Updated: About one month ago

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