IOW-3B87BD: Neolithic: Flint Adze

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Unique ID: IOW-3B87BD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Neolithic flint adze (4000 BC-2351 BC).

This adze is an elongated sub-oval shape in plan and is wider at the cutting edge than at the butt end. It is crested in cross-section but the ventral face is convex. Both faces are knapped overall except for a brown area on the ventral face which is cortex. A break has occurred on the ventral face close to the cutting edge and the butt end has been remodelled.

The patina on both faces varies from off-white to orange. The patina on the break and the remodelled area is greyish.

Length: 134.6mm; width: 47.4mm; thickness: 32.0mm. Weight: 213.02g.

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: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Exactly 4000 BC
Date to: Exactly 2351 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 134.6 mm
Width: 47.4 mm
Thickness: 32 mm
Weight: 231.02 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th May 2019 - Saturday 25th May 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-201

Materials and construction

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

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: Chance find
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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