SWYOR-4EB227: Neolithic Retouched Flake

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Unique ID: SWYOR-4EB227

Object type certainty: Probably
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A flint retouched flake of possibly Neolithic date (4000 BC - 2200 BC). It is a flake formed on dark grey flint, and is a rough quadrilateral in plan, the proximal end being narrower. There is short, sub-parallel, abrupt retouch on the proximal end, and possible retouch on all the other edges, but this could also be edge damage. The three faces on the dorsal face are very flat, not appearing to have any visible direction of striking ripples, and the distal end is concave, being a previous removal scar. The removals on the distal end are restricted to the corners between the dorsal and distal end, and the distal and ventral face. The flake is 30.4mm long, 21.6mm wide and 7mm thick. 5.5g.

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 2200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.4 mm
Width: 21.6 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 5.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 14th December 2018 - Thursday 14th March 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3360

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
District: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Wath (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4400
Four figure Latitude: 53.49487141
Four figure longitude: -1.33823934
1:25K map: SE4400
1:10K map: SE40SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
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