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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: CAM-DC5FBD
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead. This arrowhead was a tertiary flint object but has since completely recorticated. The only area where recortication is not present is at the tips of the barbs which have broken off. The artefact is bifacially worked, the retouch covering one side and being invasive - almost covering - on the other side. On the invasive side just a narrow (2.0mm) length (18.1mm) does not show retouch, the initial longitudinal working of the flint visible through the surrounding retouch. The retouch on both sides is scaled and low-angle. This projectile w…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: CAM-BCD9FF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A primary flint possible scraper, possibly with secondary working, of late Bronze Age to Iron Age date. This piece of flint has recorticated. The probable retouch is short, probably scaled (or sub-parallel if not scaled), and abrupt. Weight is 55.94g, length is 68.1mm, width is 56.6mm, thickness is 14.0mm. Working note: scraper 4. Finder's reference: SC1.
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-2B0E61
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tertiary flint scraper. This flint has a subtriangular cross-section with a longitudinal mid ridge along one surface. The opposite side has evidence of a shallow bulb or percussion and very shallow S-shaped profile indicative of soft hammer working. All surfaces are heavily recorticated except for the areas of retouch suggesting that these are evidence of more recent reworking. It is possible that this piece of flint initially broke and was debitage during blade production and then later reused. The retouch is present on the two longitudinal opposite edges. This retouch is short, sc…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-28B4CD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A primary flint, very late and very crudely made, scraper. A large inclusion occupies approximately half of the inner surface of the flint, which seems to have two hinge fractures along two edges. The most obvious of these has an abrupt near vertical angle although this may account for later damage. The other possible hinge fracture, if it is such, is much more subtle running along the edge of the flint. However this may just be how the flint has fractured at a shallow, very low angle between the flint and cortex. The opposite edge has short scaled abrupt retouch. Possibly a reutilise…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-2888F4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tertiary flint, late, scraper. This piece of flint is a pale orangey-brown suggesting that it had been subjected to iron staining and a pale grey shows through on the areas of retouch. The retouch is short, scaled and abrupt. A fragment of fossil or shell impression is present on one side of this object. Weight is 10.43g, length is 44.3mm, width is 34.0mm and thickness is 10.3mm. The utililisation of natural flints is a feature of late flint industries. Working note: scraper 3. Finder's reference: A2.
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-4BBA1C
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete fragment of a copper-alloy (bronze) flanged axe or possibly a palstave of late Early Bronze Age or Middle Bronze Age date (2000-1500 BC). The fragment is rectangular in plan and broadly H shaped in cross section. All that remains of the axe is the tip of the butt which is rounded in shape - a small area of the septum survives and the raised side flanges expand along both edges. These flanges are slight and seem to be either cast or hammer raised - they do not appear to be like those of Palstaves but the fragment is too small to be diagnostic. The break has occurred acros…
Created on: Thursday 12th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 18th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntingdon District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-E5D871
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: The 'East Cambridgeshire' torc is a four-flange twisted bar torc of Middle Bronze Age date, known to belong to the Penard phase of c.1300-1150 BC (Taylor 1980, 62; Needham 2001; Roberts 2007). It is made of three separate components: two very similar, undecorated, bent-back, 'trumpet'-shaped, terminals affixed at either end of an exceptionally long (126.5cms, excluding the terminals) spiral twisted bar with very regular cruciform (i.e. '+' shaped) cross-section. The advantages of casting such an elaborate torc in three pieces is discussed by Taylor (1980, 61-2). A neat col…
Created on: Friday 2nd October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-3FFFA1
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete piece of late Bronze Age (1100-750 BC) socketed axe head, probably Ewart Park phase, comprising of the blade end. This incomplete object weighs 114.04g and has an incomplete length of 37.8mm. The crescent shaped blade tip flares out to a width of 55.9mm and shows slight damage and considerable corrosion. The sides seem to be relatively parallel. A casting seam can be seen running along the centre line, along both edges, from the corner tips of the curved cutting edge down to the break. "The axe is finished and the seams are trimmed and hammered flat" (Peter Reavill). …
Created on: Thursday 24th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 5th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-6A8D1B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy, probable Strap Fitting, or possibly a Toggle or Harness Fitting of late Bronze Age, Ewart Park, to early Iron Age, transitional Llyn Fawr, period 1000-500 BC (more probably 750-500 BC). Probably dating to the Early Iron Age, contemporary with Hallstatt C (800 BC to 400 BC). Similar ones have been recorded from the Late Bronze Age hoard of harness fittings found at Parc-y-Meirch, Denbighshire (Savory 1976, p52, fig 9) and according to Savory date to the Transitional period between the Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age. In light of more modern records, this should be …
Created on: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-0880B9
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy (bronze) palstave of Middle Bronze Age date. This form of axe fits into the primary, or early phase, palstaves being specifically of group III c.1500-1300 BC, which corresponds with Acton Park II and Taunton metalworking assemblages (Needham Period 5) - and with Burgess's Metal Working Stage VIII and IX. The artefact has a single shield shaped decoration positioned below the fused stop, and a subtle lateral single mid-rib below the shield. The cast side flanges are fused to the stop ridge and the blade is a crescentic or splayed fan shape. The axe has a t…
Created on: Wednesday 11th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-26FA23
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A slightly incomplete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Early to Middle Bronze Age date 2400-1001 BC. The tip of one barb has broken off but this appears to be the only area of damage to the artefact. This artefact has a very flattened oval cross section. The retouch is short to long but definately not invasive or covering resulting in a large central area on both surfaces of flat non-retouched flint, possibly due to the presence of an impurity through the centre of the arrowhead. The retouch is parallel with an area that appears to be scaled. The angle of this retouch is semi-a…
Created on: Sunday 23rd November 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st December 2014
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Record ID: CAM-62861D
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Early to Middle Bronze Age date 2400-1001 BC. The tip of one barb has broken off. Other smaller areas have also suffered some damage with the extreme tip of the arrowhead being absent, a notch being present in one edge a short distance below the tip and slight dammage to the base of the tang. This artefact has an asymmetrical cross section with one surface being flatter than the other to form a sub-triangular shape. The retouch is covering on one surface and invasive on the flatter surface. Most of the retouch is scaled, with a few…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Saturday 29th November 2014
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Record ID: CAM-5F6326
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper-alloy very worn tool, chisel or possibly awl of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age maybe even possibly Middle Bronze Age to possibly Late Bronze Age. The tool weighs 3.17g, has a length of 41.0mm, width of 5.1mm and thickness of 5.0mm being thickest and widest at the centre. One half of the tool tapers to a rectangular cross-section measuring 4.3mm width and 1.3mm thick at the flat rounded terminal. Some wear is present at the tip of this half of the artefact and it is uncertain whether the tip originally had squared corners rather than gently rounded as is the current…
Created on: Monday 9th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd September 2014
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Record ID: CAM-10D8B1
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy flanged palstave with slight central rib. The blade is flared and the extreme edge and corners are missing due to damage and corrosion. The palstave weighs 459.73g in its present condition. It has a length of 155.0mm, width of 25.1mm that increases to the maximum (but incomplete due to damage) width across the flaring blade of 64.0mm and maximum thickness of 25.8mm. See blue lines on the annotated image. The artefact has a single shield shaped decoration positioned below the fused stop, and a subtle lateral single mid-rib below the shield. The cast side flanges ar…
Created on: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2016
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Record ID: CAM-5B1D08
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The central area and gap are plugged with corrosion products which appear visually to be iron. These artefacts are normally dated to the late Bronze Age however this one might be transitional into the Iron Age if the corrosion product is indeed iron. This artefact weight 13.47g including the corrosion filled central area. The ring has a diameter of 19.2mm and thickness of 7.6mm. The gap between the two terminals is 2.75mm wide and the central area has a diameter of 7.0mm. Wavey striations decorate the surface of this penannular ring, alternating between the yellow gold and lighter sil…
Created on: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-583B44
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy which appears to be an incomplete section of a blade. It is possible that this fragment is a small part of a blade of Bronze Age date (c.2350-801BC). Weight is 14.3g, incomplete length is 29.65mm, width is 25.31mm and thickness is 4.76mm. The cross section was probably originally a flattish oval with the edges tapering out very thin, now mostly missing. The upper and lower surfaces do not seem to have had a higher point/ridged longitudinal centre despite the presence of corrosion product and some patches where the original surface seems to be missing. Mr …
Created on: Friday 27th September 2013
Last updated: Friday 25th October 2013
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Record ID: CAM-CBC394
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy spearhead tip, probably of Late Bronze Age date, that is c. 1000-800BC. Only the tip with part of the socket remains. This fragment weighs 6.62g, has an incomplete length of 30.27mm, width of 17.94mm tapering to a point. The fragment has a maximum thickness of 6.42mm and a lozenge shaped cross-section.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cambridgeshire County Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-CB4645
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy blade fragment, very probably from a Middle or Late Bronze Age rapier dating from c. 1300-900BC. This fragment has a lozenge shaped cross-section, incomplete length of 44.46mm, maximum width of 15.86mm tapering to a minimum width of 11.77mm. The maximum thickness is 3.77mm. Weight is 9.04g.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2013
Last updated: Sunday 5th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-48F4C7
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy ring or ferrule of uncertain date or function. The ring has a 'D'shaped cross section. The external diameter is 23.97mm. The band has a thickness of 2.60mm and width of 11.87mm. The internal surface of the band is slightly rough which might suggest that this was not used as a finger-ring but some form of unidentified ferrule. The outer surface is decorated with three parallel grooves following the circumference of the band. This decoration forms four raised parallel lines that gives the appearance of a coil. Weight is 10.5g. Peter Reavill comments "patina definately s…
Created on: Monday 14th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 12th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Northamptonshire Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-44AD17
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possibly the fragment of cast copper-alloy hollow-bladed spearhead dating from the Late Bronze Age (1000-800BC). The hollow blade suggests that the fragment comes from a spearhead which was part of the Broadward Complex (Burgess Metalworking phase XII) which corresponds with Needham's (1996) Period 6-7 circa 1000-700 CAL BC. Weight is 10.22g. This fragment has a flat outer surface, c.1.44mm thick at the centre. This flat surface tapers from a maximum width of 22.15mm to 18.15mm. If the fragment is viewed with this outer surface laying flat on a work bench the two sides can be describe…
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2012
Last updated: Monday 13th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Soham Parish Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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