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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: LEIC-F7117B

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A group of 49 lithic implements, 46 of which are made on flint with 3 made on chert. Dates range from Late Upper Paleolithic to Modern. Described from top to bottom, left to right:

A1 Palaeolithic flint blade. Made on flint, mid bluish-grey opaque patina. Secondary blade, unidirectional flaking scars. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic -13000 to -8000. SK 7622 2784

A2 Palaeolithic flint blade. Made on flint, mid bluish-grey opaque patina. Unidirectional flaking scars, broken along the right side. Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic -13000 to -8000. SK 7626 2776

A3 Palaeolithic flint blade. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Secondary blade, unidirectional flaking scars. Broken at the proximal end, plunging distal end. Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic -13000 to -8000. SK761 274

A4 Palaeolithic flint blade. Made on flint, light to mid-bluish opaque patina. Secondary blade, bi-directional flaking scars. Some fine retouch on both lateral edges on ventral face (short, semi-abrupt). Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic -13000 to -8000. SK 7622 2780

A5 Mesolithic flint blade. Made on flint, light grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, broken. Unidirectional bladelet removals on dorsal face. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7620 2789

A6 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, mix of light bluish-grey opaque and mottled light brown patina. Secondary piece, unidirectional flaking, with removal to thin the base for hafting. An oblique point with natural cortical backing, similar in look to many of the others found in the wider assemblage. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7674 2511

A7 Mesolithic flint blade. Made on flint, light creamy-brown opaque patina. Tertiary blade. Parallel ridges created by bi-directional methods, prepared platform. Thin bulb and butt. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7684 2514

B1 Undated flint flake. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina on ventral face and creamy recortication on dorsal face. Tertiary flake, unidirectional flaking. Broken diagonally in antiquity. SK 7684 2514

B2 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light brown opaque patina. Tertiary piece. Parallel ridges, plain butt, bi-directional technology. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Early Neolithic -13000 to -3300. SK 768 251

B3 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light to mid greyish-blue opaque patina. Secondary piece, obliquely snapped and refined with crossed retouch at the distal end to produce the point. Right lateral edge refined further to make the tanged end. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 762 278

B4 Neolithic flint flake. Made on flint, dark mottled brown translucent flint. Secondary flake. Unidirectional flaking, parallel ridges. Late Mesolithic to Late Neolithic -8000 to -2200. SK 7322 2524

B5 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light creamy-brown opaque patina. Tertiary flake. Parallel ridges created by unidirectional methods with some orthogonal removals evident. Proximal end snapped off, plunging distal end. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7678 2502

B6 Modern gun flint. Made on flint, light grey semi-translucent. Made on a flake. SK 7678 2502

B7 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina. Tertiary blade. Unidirectional flaking, snapped obliquely to create oblique-like point. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7736 2550

C1 Paleolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light to mid-greyish blue opaque patina. Secondary piece, bi-directional flaking scars. Small attention on the butt has removed the platform. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic -13000 to -8000. SK 7684 2514

C2 Mesolithic flint burin. Made on flint, light bluish-grey semi-translucent patina. Secondary flake, struck from unidirectional bladelet core. Burin spall struck from proximal end on the right side. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7622 2789

C3 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light to mid-greyish-blue opaque patina. Secondary piece. Single large unidirectional flake scar on dorsal, dihedral butt. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 7723 2534

C4 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Secondary piece, some fine abrupt and short retouch on distal end. Could have been used as a small scraper. Notched towards the butt. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

C5 Mesolithic flint microburin. Made on flint, mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece. Some fine abrupt and short retouch on distal end creating the microburin. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

C6 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, snapped obliquely to create the point and notched both sides to create a base and a tang for hafting. Made on a flake struck from a point on the right edge, flaked orthogonally. Retouch present at the point (short, low angle, scaler). Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7763 2473

C7 Mesolithic flint microlith. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina. Tertiary blade, snapped proximally and obliquely distally using the microburin technique, still visible on the left lateral edge as fine retouching creating a wide notch. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7640 2530

D1 Paleolithic flint blade fragment. Made on flint, light blue opaque patina. Tertiary piece, bi-directional blade. Preparation appears similar to en eperon style. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic -13000 to -8000. SK 7622 2789

D2 Mesolithic flint point. Made of flint, mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Secondary piece, modified all over by abrupt, crossed retouch to shape the piece which was struck from an orthogonal core. Cortical butt. Would have been hafted. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7622 2784

D3 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Made on flint, light cream opaque patina. Tertiary blade, bi-directional flaking. Snapped across proximal end, distal end is opposite platform. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7676 2516

D4 Mesolithic flint microlith. Made on flint, light cream opaque patina. Tertiary blade, snapped obliquely distally and then abruptly retouched. Parallel unidirectional ridges, previous removal provides a backed surface for the piece. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7683 2534

D5 Mesolithic flint point or arrowhead. Made of flint, dark grey semi-translucent patina. Primary piece, modified all over by abrupt, crossed retouch to shape the piece. Dorsal face fully cortical. Would have been hafted. Notched both sites to enable hafting. Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic -9000 to -2200. SK 7743 2541

D6 Neolithic flint blade fragment. Made on flint,mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece struck from orthogonal core. Distal fragment. Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic -9000 to -2200. SK 7641 2714

D7 Mesolithic flint point or arrowhead. Made on flint, mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Secondary piece. Facetted butt. Modified at the distal end by abrupt, crossed retouch to shape the piece, Notched both sites to enable hafting. Abrupt retouch has also shaped the sides. Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic -9000 to -2200. SK 7640 2513

E1 Neolithic chert flake. Made on chert, light brown opaque patina. Hard-hammer struck with pronounced bulb. Tertiary piece, broken distally, with edge damage. Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic -9000 to -2200. SK 768 251

E2 Undated flint flake. Made on flint, different parts possess different patina. Secondary piece, large plain butt, hard-hammer struck. SK 7265 2415

E3 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Made on flint, tertiary blade, light cream opaque patina. Snapped distally, unidirectional flaking, platform abraded. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7684 2513

E4 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light cream opaque patina. Tertiary flake, struck from opposed platform core. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7687 2520

E5 Neolithic flint arrowhead. Made on flint, mid brown in colour turning opaque mid-grey with patination. Secondary piece. Proximal end is the point, distal end worked into a tang for hafting. Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age -4000 to -1000. SK 7770 2459

E6 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary flake. Small hard-hammer struck piece, large plain butt. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

E7 Neolithic flint point or arrowhead. Made on flint, light cream opaque patina. Snapped obliquely and modified slightly near the butt to enable hafting. Likely to be reuse of a Mesolithic blade, as the snapping has a light grey opaque patina and the technology is consistent with other such items. Early to Late Neolithic -4000 to -2200. SK 7672 2516

F1 Neolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light grey translucent patina. Tertiary piece, radial scar pattern on dorsal face. Could be a thinning flake as piece seems to have been struck from a ridge. Thin bulb, ripples similar to soft-hammer percussion. Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic -9000 to -2200. SK 7619 2792

F2 Mesolithic flint point. Made of flint, mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, soft-hammer struck. Modified all round with fine crossed retouch. Tip broken, presumably impact damage. Would have been hafted. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7680 2596

F3 Mesolithic chert awl. Made on chert, light brown opaque patina. Tertiary piece, radial scar pattern. Proximal end worked into the awl, left lateral edge abruptly retouched to create the point. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7692 2515

F4 Mesolithic flint awl. Made on flint, light grey translucent patina. Tertiary piece, unidirectional scar pattern. Proximal end worked into the awl, left lateral edge abruptly retouched to create the awl point. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7732 2506

F5 Mesolithic chert awl. Made on chert, dark reddish-brown opaque patina. Tertiary piece, unidirectional scar pattern. Proximal end worked into the awl, left lateral edge abruptly retouched to create the awl point. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7265 2415

F6 Undated flint fragment. Made on light grey translucent patinated flint. Small amount of crossed abrupt retouch present. Comes from orthogonal core. SK 7624 2732

F7 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on translucent flint, now a light bluish-grey patination. Small flake, unidirectional scars. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7674 2584

G1 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Made on flint, light to mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Secondary piece. Central parallel ridge, unidirectional. Snapped at both ends. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

G2 Mesolithic flint microlith. Four-sided piece made on a snapped blade. Made on flint, mid-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, unidirectional flaking. Short, abrupt retouch around three of the edges. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7681 2503

G3 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, unidirectional flaking, central ridge. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7400 2505

G4 Mesolithic flint microlith. Flint, snapped and abruptly retouched to form a trapezoidal microlith. Light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece. Orthogonal flaking and short, abrupt retouch along one of the edges. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

G5 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light to mid greyish-blue opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet. Small amount of abrupt retouch on distal end, parallel ridges created by bi-directional technology. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7620 2540

G6 Mesolithic flint blade fragment. Fragment of a snapped blade, made on flint, mid grey opaque patina. Tertiary blade. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7739 2547

G7 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, mid-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, soft-hammer struck. Proximal end was used as the point. Notched both sides for hafting. From orthogonal core. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

Subsequent actions

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Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 49

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Jane Southgate
Identified by: Dr Alan Massey
Secondary identifier: Mr Rupert Birtwistle

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)

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