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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: LEIC-8B8CC5

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A group of 49 lithic implements made on flint. Described from top to bottom, left to right:

A1 Mesolithic flint blade. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Secondary blade, single previous unidirectional removal on the dorsal. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 723 243

A2 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Made on flint, light bluish-grey semi-translucent patina. Orthogonal technology. The snap and some fine, short, low angle, scaler retouching on the ventral face of the left lateral have a different patina (light grey translucent), suggesting re-use of material. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 723 243

A3 Mesolithic flint point. Backed.Made on flint, light bluish-grey semi-translucent patina, unidirectional technology. Tertiary piece, proximal end abruptly retouched to form the point. Right lateral edge forms backing with small notches near the distal on the left lateral to facilitate hafting. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 778 246

A4 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light greyish-brown opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet, unidirectional technology. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7698 2549

A5 Palaeolithic flint blade. Made on dark grey flint, patinated light blue and opaque. Tertiary blade, broken by post-depositional forces, perhaps a plough. Orthogonal technology. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Early Mesolithic -13000 to -8000. SK 7265 2415

A6 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light creamy-grey opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet, bi-directional technology. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

A7 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light greyish-blue opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet, unidirectional technology, en eperon preparation. Re-use of bladelet with fine retouching on left lateral edge (short, semi-abrupt, sub-parallel). Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 723 243

B1 Mesolithic flint blade. Made on flint, light brownish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary blade, orthogonal technology. Blade is exploiting a previous platform surface. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7700 2551

B2 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Unidirectional technology, snapped to produce a transverse-like blade fragment. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7355 2765

B3 Mesolithic flint notch. Reuse of a flint blade, snapped and notched along one edge. Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -8000 to -3300. SK 728 246

B4 Mesolithic flint blade. Made on flint, mid-brown opaque patina. Tertiary blade, unidirectional technology. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7698 2551

B5 Mesolithic flint awl. Made on flint, mid greyish-brown opaque patina. Tertiary blade, unidirectional technology. Notch created through abrupt retouch to leave awl-like tip. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7707 2570

B6 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Reuse of a retouched Late Upper Palaeolithic blade that had been finely retouched (short, semi-abrupt) along all edges. Patination is light blue and opaque. Parallel unidirectional ridges and scars, later snapping has exposed flint surface with different, darker grey patination. Notched neat the snapping. Could be Mesolithic microburin technique. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 723 246

B7 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light greyish-blue opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet, bi-directional technology with parallel ridges. Soft-hammer percussion. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 7701 2553

C1 Neolithic flint arrowhead. Made on a flint flake, light blue opaque patina. Re-used flake by notching both lateral edges and refining the butt into a tip, Asymmetrical piece. Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age -4000 to -1000. SK 721 243

C2 Undated flint flake. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina. Tertiary flake, thin bulb, unidirectional flaking. SK 7697 2558

C3 Neolithic flint awl. Made on re-used flint flake that is light blue and opaque in patina. Distal end retouched (short, abrupt) to create the awl. Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age -4000 to -1000. SK 7265 2415

C4 Mesolithic flint point. Made on light blue opaque patinated flint. Tertiary piece. Distal end forms the base and has been notched on the left edge and refined on the right for hafting, which has also created the oblique pointed shape. Tip is broken, perhaps impact damage. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 778 246

C5 Mesolithic flint awl. Made on flint, mottled light blue and cream patina. Secondary flake. Distal end snapped, proximal end notched into an awl. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

C6 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Primary blade, snapped both ends to create transverse blade. Patinated light creamy-blue and opaque on ventral face. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

C7 Mesolithic flint microlith. Secondary blade. Unidirectional technology provides parallel ridge, creating a naturally backed piece. Patinated light bluish-grey and opaque. Snapped at proximal end and serrated on the left edge. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

D1 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light greyish-blue opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet, unidirectional technology with parallel ridges. Soft-hammer percussion. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

D2 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet, orthogonal working. Serrated edge all round the piece. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 728 246

D3 Mesolithic flint microlith. Tertiary blade, unidirectional technology, patinated mid bluish grey and opaque. Snapped at proximal end and abruptly (crossed) retouched on snapped ends, refined to create oblique right edge. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7676 2516

D4 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light creamy-blue opaque patina. Tertiary blade, unidirectional flaking. Intended blade but it hinged. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 723 243

D5 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, mid greyish-blue opaque patina. Secondary blade, unidirectional flaking. Distal end and small area on left lateral edge retouched (short, abrupt). Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7700 2551

D6 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light greyish-blue semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece. Obliquely snapped to create point. Two small notches either side of the plain butt are placed for hafting. Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -9000 to -3300. SK 7700 2554

D7 Mesolithic flint microlith. Made on flint, light creamy-blue opaque patina. Tertiary blade, unidirectional flaking. Notched and retouched all over (short, abrupt) to create oblique-like point. Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic -9000 to -2200. SK 7640 2513

E1 Undated flint fragment. Made on flint, light blue opaque patina. Secondary piece, broken by plough or other post-depositional factor. SK 723 243

E2 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light creamy grey opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet, unidirectional scars, slightly serrated on left edge. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

E3 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Snapped. Made on flint, light greyish-cream opaque patina. Tertiary blade. Parallel ridge created by unidirectional technology has produced a steep blade scar that would be used as backing. Left edge slightly serrated. Snapped at both ends. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

E4 Mesolithic flint fragment. Made on flint, light blue opaque patina. Tertiary piece. Distal part of a blade either deliberately snapped in a later period or by post-depositional processes e.g. a plough. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 723 243

E5 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light blue opaque patina. Plunged at the distal end, unidirectional technology. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

E6 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, unidirectional technology, distal end broken. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

E7 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece. Unidirectional technology, distal end snapped and slightly retouched (short, abrupt). Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

F1 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Made on flint, mid bluish-grey patina. Tertiary bladelet, snapped obliquely to create sharp point. Facetted preparation on platform, parallel ridge forms natural backing. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

F2 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, unidirectional technology. Snapped at both ends and down the left side to create an oblique point. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 728 246

F3 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light grey translucent patina. Tertiary piece, snapped to produce point, backed at the base. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 728 246

F4 Mesolithic flint blade. Snapped. Made on flint, light greyish-cream opaque patina. Secondary blade, parallel ridge created by unidirectional technology. Snapped obliquely at the distal end. Cortex provides natural backing. Could have been used as a microlithic composite tool. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

F5 Mesolithic flint fragment. Made on flint, mid greyish-blue semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, unidirectional flaking. Fragment from the process of knapping. Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK 7717 2543

F6 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, orthogonal technology. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

F7 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, modified by fine crossed retouch to form oblique point. Small notch near base for hafting. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

G1 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, truncated at the proximal end to form oblique point. Flake scars and some small modification at the base for hafting. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 723 243

G2 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light to mid- bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, truncated at the distal end to form sharp point. Abruptly retouched on both laterals to form an oblique backed point. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

G3 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light to mid- bluish-grey opaque patina. Tertiary piece, snapped at the distal end to form sharp point. Notched on both sides for hafting. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7265 2415

G4 Mesolithic flint point. Made on flint, light bluish-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, made on a fragment. Worked to form a long tang with a notch for hafting. Abrupt retouch and snapping used to create tip. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK 7709 2543

G5 Undated flint fragment. Made on flint, light bluish-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, distal fragment. SK 7265 2415

G6 Undated flint fragment. Made on flint, light bluish-grey semi-translucent patina. Tertiary piece, distal fragment. SK 7265 2415

G7 Mesolithic flint bladelet. Snapped.Made on flint, light creamy-grey opaque patina. Tertiary bladelet. Distal fragment of snapped bladelet, has been serrated all round the edges. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK7265 2415

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 13000 BC
Date to: Circa 1000 BC

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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