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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: LEIC-17DE54

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A group of 30 lithic implements. 29 are made on flint and 1 is made on chert. Described from top to bottom, left to right:

A1 Undated flint flake. Made on flint, very light grey opaque patina. Large, clunky hard-hammer struck flake with plain butt. Secondary piece. SK7672 2518

A2 Undated flint flake. Made on flint, recorticated light brown. Light brown and grey opaque patina. Large, clunky, hard-hammer struck flake with plain butt. Secondary piece, has been slightly flaked in a later period. SK7663 2510

A3 Undated flint flake. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina. Large, clunk,y hard-hammer struck broken flake. Tertiary piece. SK8339 3175

A4 Undated flint flake. Made on flint, very light grey opaque patina. Large, clunky, hard-hammer struck flake. Tertiary piece, distal end retouched (short, abrupt) and right lateral edge notched. SK723 243

A5 Undated burnt flint flake. Made on flint, looks to have been a thick flake. Craze-cracking all over. SK7625 2777

B1 Mesolithic flint bladelet core. Made on flint, light greyish-blue opaque patina with some iron staining. Unidirectional technology. Length 43mm. Width 23mm. Thickness 15mm. Weight 17.6g. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK7623 2777

B2 Undated flint core fragment. Made on flint, light creamy-grey opaque patina. SK7265 2415

B3 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, mid-blue opaque patina. Secondary piece. Unidirectional flake scars on dorsal, some later retouch on right lateral side (short, semi-abrupt, scaler). Late Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic -13000 to -4000. SK7620 2813

B4 Mesolithic flint core fragment. Made on flint, light bluish-grey opaque patina with iron staining. Fragment of a blade core. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK7672 2516

B5 Neolithic flint multi-platformed core. Made on dark grey semi-translucent flint, turning opaque through patination. Triangular piece struck from three platforms. Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age -4000 to -1000. SK7625 2781

C1 Mesolithic flint flake. Made on flint, very light grey opaque patina with some iron staining. Bi-directional technology. Large flake struck from opposed platform on a bladelet core. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK7672 2513

C2 Mesolithic flint core fragment. Made on flint, mid brownish-grey opaque patina. This is the platform part of an orthogonal core. Part of the core is missing through post-depositional damage, possibly plough. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK706 238

C3 Mesolithic flint core fragment. Made on flint, mid blue opaque patina. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK7817 2784

C4 Neolithic flint flaked flake. Made on dark grey semi-translucent flint, turning opaque through patination. Flaked all over and retouched in various areas (short, abrupt, sub-parallel). Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age -4000 to -1000. SK773 241

C5 Mesolithic flint core fragment. Made on flint, mid bluish-grey opaque patina. Fragment of a unidirectional bladelet core. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK7619 2776

D1 Mesolithic flint point. Crudely made oblique point on a flint flake, light grey opaque patina with iron staining. Tertiary piece, flakes removed all round to create the piece. Length 47mm Width 22mm Thickness 13mm Weight 11.8g Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK7624 2780

D2 Neolithic flint flake. Made on flint, mid-grey opaque patina. Plain fully-cortical butt. Small notches removed from distal and left edges. Early to Late Neolithic -4000 to -2200. SK721 243

D3 Mesolithic flint point. Crudely made oblique point on a flint flake. Mottled mid-brown opaque patina with iron staining. Secondary piece, notched to facilitate hafting. Length 39mm Width 17mm Thickness 11mm Weight 6.4g Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK721 243

D4 Undated flint flake. Made on mid-brown semi-translucent flint. Secondary piece, unidirectional technology. Soft-hammer removal, possibly a thinning flake. SK7747 2575

D5 Undated flint flaked flake. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina. Broken flake, secondary piece. SK7265 2415

E1 Undated chert core fragment. Made on chert, mid grey and opaque. SK7621 2790

E2 Neolithic flint piercer. Made on flint, light grey-brown opaque patina. Tertiary flake, plain butt, hard-hammer struck. Right lateral edge flaked into a piecer. Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age -4000 to -1000. SK7599 2541

E3 Mesolithic flint point or arrowhead. Crudely made oblique point on a flint flake. Mottled mid-bluish-grey opaque patina with iron staining. Tertiary piece, notched to facilitate hafting. Length 32mm Width 13mm Thickness 5mm Weight 2.9g Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000 SK7622 2707

E4 Neolithic flint arrowhead. Made on flint, light grey opaque patina, light brown recortication on left side. Hard-hammer struck. Looks to have been made in some type of prepared way e.g. Levallois, with the convergent flake scars creating the point. The tip is finely retouched to finish (short, abrupt) and the platform abraded to facilitate hafting. Length 30mm Width 26mm Thickness 8mm Weight 5.9g Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age -4000 to -1000. SK7265 2415

E5 Neolithic flint notched piece. Made on flint. Reused material, original flake now has light creamy-grey opaque patina. Proximal end notched and the patina is light grey here. Tertiary piece. Early to Late Neolithic -4000 to -1000. SK7265 2415

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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: 30

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
Secondary material: Stone
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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