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MICROLITH

Unique ID: LEIC-596C2B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Mesolithic flint microlithic point.

Made on a tertiary flint blade with bi-directional technology, mid-caramel-brown translucent patina. Butt forms the tip. Distal burin-like truncation on the right and extensive notching and retouch (short, abrupt scaler) on the left to form the tang. Base retouched in same manner. Some abrupt retouch on upper right to the tip (short, abrupt, parallel).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.3 g

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)
Parish or ward: Scalford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7625
Four figure Latitude: 52.81719198
Four figure longitude: -0.87375008
1:25K map: SK7625
1:10K map: SK72NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 10 days ago
Updated: 10 days ago

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