KENT-CEA5E8: Prehistoric Lithic waste flake

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Unique ID: KENT-CEA5E8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Prehistoric, knapped or flaked, medium size, flint, waste flake or debitage. Sub-rectangular/oval irregular oval shaped, slightly plano-concave mottled pale grey/brown flint with a few white patches on the ventral surface. Bulb of percussion with small bulbar scar, there is a medium sized striking platform with feint ripples. There is one flake bed and a section of cortex on the distal end and one side of the dorsal surface. The flint appears to show some wear or abrasion from being in the agricultural or plough top soil and has a patinated surface. This lithic is likely to date to the Late Neolithic or Early-Mid Bronze Age (4500-1500BC). Ref. Detector Finds 5, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 2002, page 9-15 Fig. 2 and Prehistoric Flint Work, Chris Butler, History Press, reprinted 2011, page 32-35 Fig. 14 No. 3 & No. 4. The lithic is 37.59mm long, 28.53mm wide, 6.46mm thick and weighs 8.0g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 4500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.59 mm
Width: 28.53 mm
Thickness: 6.46 mm
Weight: 8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
Parish or ward: Shoreham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5262
Four figure Latitude: 51.33677675
Four figure longitude: 0.18067919
1:25K map: TQ5262
1:10K map: TQ56SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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