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Record ID: DEV-2D45E6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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An incomplete Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead, probably dating to c. 1100-800BC. The axehead is largely complete, but with extensive damage to the mouth of the socket. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan and tapers in profile towarss the cutting edge. A pronounced casting seam runs down either lateral face, creating a shallow sub-hexagonal cross section, The vestigial remains of a probable loop survive on the less complete lateral face. The less abraded broad face is decorated with a series of three slightly converging longitudinal ribs. The cutting edge is flat. The m…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C3AD9B
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A Late Bronze Age copper alloy tanged chisel, probably dating to c. 1150-800 BC. The chisel survives complete, although the tang has been damaged, and is now bent at 45 degrees to the plane. The tang is rectangular in cross section, tapering to a point in profile and with a sub-rectangular end in plan, with the remains of casting seems running down either lateral face, particularly prominent at the interstice with the collar. The latter is elaborated, and oval in cross section, with concave sides and an expanded upper edge. The blade projects from below the less pronounced lower edge…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-99738A
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A Retouched flint flake of uncertain probable prehistoric date, on the balance of probability possibly Late Neolithic to Bronze Age, c. 3300-800 BC. A secondary flake of mottled pale grey flint with a small area of cortex surviving on the left edge of the dorsal face, covering c. 10%. At the proximal end the strking platform has been worked away by semi-abrupt, irregular and relatively long retouch, struck from the ventral face. The proximal half of the left edge of the dorsal face features further, long, abrupt, scalar retouch, with one hinged removal. The bulb of percussion is relati…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-71E97B
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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An incomplete Bronze Age copper alloy Palstave, probably dating to c. 1,500-1,300 BC. The Palstave comprises of the blade only, the butt-end, including the entirety of the septum and flanges being lost to an old break at the stop ridge. The vestigial remains of loop are present, with a broken and abraded projection from one lateral face below the stop ridge. Each broad face features corroded rident or shield shaped decoration, cast in low relief below the stop ridge. In plan the blade flares widely into a crescentic cutting edge, but with no evidence for flanged blade tips, whilst in p…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-07D019
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two flakes of flint debitage, probably dating to the Neolithic to Early Bronze age, c. 4000-1,600BC, by association with other material found as part of the same assemblage. Both flakes are tertiary, representing two separate types of flint. The striking platform and bulb of percussion are retained on a single flake, where it is relatively pronounced and scarred. On the same flake, the negative removal scars on the dorsal face are irrgular in size and struck from a platform at roughly 45 degrees to the surviving platform. The second flake terminates in a hinge fracture, with only a sin…
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-754CC7
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A Flint scraper of probable Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-1,600BC, exhibiting retouch resembling a plano-convex knife. A secondary flake of mottled grey-brown flint, with a small area of cortex surviving at one end (c. <5%), the proximal end has been worked away, but it is likely that the length of the surviving tool is perpendicular to the length of the original flake. The flint is bifacially worked, broadly plano-convex in cross-section, and exhibiting invasive retouch, abrupt and sub-parallel on the left side and semi-abrupt and sub-parallel/scalar on the righ…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-744FC1
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three retouched flint flakes of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. A tertiary flake of opaque, slightly mottled, grey-brown flint, with the proximal end worked away, but with relatively diffuse conchoidal ripples present on the ventral face. Two prominent negative removal scars are present on the dorsal face, one narrow and blade-like, the other much broader, probably struck from two separate platforms, one at c. 30 degrees to the other. Short, scalar, low angle retouch is exhibited along the right edge of the dorsal face and left edge of the ventra…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-727577
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two flint scrapers of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. Secondary flake of pale grey flint, with cortex covering c. 33% of the dorsal face, on the right side of the proximal end. The striking platform survives at the proximal end, with an unscarred, diffuse bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The one surviving prominent negative removal scar on the dorsal face was struck from an opposing platform. The distal end exhibtis short, stepped, semi-abrupt retouch. Length 24.3mm; width 29.0mm; thickness 9.3mm; weight 6.52g. 2. Secondary flake of opaqu…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-60B248
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two flint scrapers of probable later Neolithic or Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-800BC. 1. A secondary flake of pale grey pebble flint, with cortex surviving on c. 70% of the dorsal face. The proximal end has been lost to a large hinged removal which continues onto the dorsal face, but with pronounced conchoidal ripples present on the ventral face. The distal end of the dorsal face exhibits abrupt, short, scalar retouch which extends slightly onto the right edge. Length 30.8mm; width 22.4mm; thickness 7.1mm; weight 5.02g. 2. A tertiary flake of dark grey-brown flint speckled with pale inc…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-6074F1
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single flake of flint debitage, of probable prehistoric date. A tertiary flake of translucent brown flint with bands of grey-beige inclusions. A relatively large bulb of percussion survives at the proximal end, with bulbar scar. Abrasion to the dorsal edge of the striking platform would suggest the use of platform preparation. The sub-parallel, negative removal scars on the dorsal face appear to have been struck from th same platform as the overall removal. There is a small patch of white patination at the distal point, suggesting possible reuse of older material. There is no retouch…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-5FD6D3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three flint scrapers of probable Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date, probably dating to c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. Tertiary flake of mottled pale grey flint, missing the proximal end and bulb of percussion to a natural break, with relatively large, but diffuse conchoidal ripples on the reverse. Abrupt, long, sub-parallel retouch along the distal and left edges of the dorsal face, obscuring the negative removal scars, but which appear to be struck from a different platform to the overall removal. Length 26.7mm; width 29.3mm; thickness 14.5mm; weight 5.90g. 2. Tertiary flake of slightly…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-28DEC1
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumb-nail scraper of probable Early bronze age date, c. 2400-1600 BC. A tertiary flake of dark brown flint, mottled with grey inlusions. Sub-rectangular in plan, with a relativey pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral face, but with the striking platform worked away at the proximal end. The ventral face is unworked, with the dorsal face exhibiting retouch around much of its perimeter, with the exception of the proximal end, which has been thinned by a series of crude, hinged removals. The retouch is semi-abrupt, sub-parallel and short. Dimensions: length: 24.7mm; width …
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-FAC9D2
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age socketed axehead, probably dating to c. 1100-800 BC. The surviving fragment comprises only of the blade-end, only surviving between the cutting edge and the end of the internal socket. The fragment is rectangular in plan and sub-triangular when viewed in profile. The sides of the axe are broadly parallel, tapering very slightly from the cutting edge, although without flaring blade tips. The cutting edge is slightly convex. Either lateral face of the axe has a pronounced, longitudinal casting seem, creating an elongated sub-hexagonal cross section. The socket is…
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th March 2018
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Record ID: DEV-D8A691
Object type: CORE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two flint core chunks, both of probable later Bronze Age date, c. 1600-800 BC. The first is a tertiary flake, sub-trapezoidal in plan and triangular in cross section, and probably extensively damaged. It is of an opaque black-brown flint. The dorsal face is faceted, the right featuring no conchoidal ripples and possibly being natural, and with the right edge being damaged through abrasion. The left facet features two obliquely angled, sub-parallel negative removal scars, with the proximal end of the left edge also damaged. The proximal end is battered, resulting in a confused array of…
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-D42ACC
Object type: CORE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chert core of probable Bronze Age date, c. AD 1600-800. A sub-tetrahedron shaped fragment of brown chert, with large and distinct areas of quartz-like inclusions and areas of a smooth, beige cortex remaining on one face. A series of sub-parallel removals have been struck from this face, through the cortex, leaving overhanging promonotories or lips at he interstice of each removal, suggesting a lack of platform preparation. Dimensions: length 58.4mm; width 55.3mm; thickness 55.8mm; weight 130.50g. Although sub-parallel removals may suggest an earlier date, their irregular size and l…
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C55E5C
Object type: CORE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core of probable Bronze Age date, c. AD 1600-800. A sub-conical fragment of chert-like grey flint mottled with regular inclusions, and with a small area of thin, compact, beige-pink cortex below the striking platform. The core has two largely unworked facets, with a series of irregularly sized sub-parallel removals from the the third. A promonotory projects from between each removal, suggesting a lack of platform preparation. Dimensions: length 40.8mm; width 42.6mm; thickness 38.9mm; weight 40.33g. Although sub-parallel removals may suggest an earlier date, their irregular si…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C51C2A
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A retouched tertiary flake of mottled grey flint, probably dating to the later Bronze Age, c. 1600-800 BC. The flake is sub-triangular in plan, missing its striking platform, but with the suggestion of a large bulb of percussion. Three irregular, flake-like removal scars survive on the dorsal face, all struck from roughly the same direction and with one removal being significantly hinged. At the left edge of the proximal end of the ventral face there is short, low angle, stepped retouch, with short, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch at the right edge of the distal end of the same face. The d…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C47982
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
33 pieces of flint debitage and 1 flake of chert debitage of probable later Bronze Age date, c. 1600-800 BC. The group appears to represent a variety of flint sources, including some pebble flint fragments and comprises of 1 chert (7.43g) and 1 flint (31.25g) primary flake, 19 secondary flakes (350.49g) and 13 tertiary flakes (89.72g). In general the knapping is very crude, producing large, crude flakes with removals struck from several directions and exhibiting characteristics suggestive of hard-hammer percussion, suggesting a date range in the later Prehistoric period. Part of a larg…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C40F02
Object type: BURIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint burin of probable later bronze age date, c. 1600-800 BC. A triangular tertiary flake of grey-brown flint, sub-trapezoidal in cross section and curving slightly ventrally into the distal end. A number of subparallel removal scars are present on the dorsal face, with one struck from a parallel platform to the others and overall flake removal. At the proximal end a striking platform and bulb of percussion survive with bulbar scar. Dimensions: length 36.4mm; width 16.3mm; thickness 6.6mm; weight 4.42g. Given its form, the flake would have been well suited as an engraving tool. By…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C35C75
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A retouched flint flake of probable later Bronze age date, dating to c. 1600-800 BC. A tertiary flake of mottled beige flint, incomplete and missing its right edge to a natural break. The striking platform and a diffuse bulb of percussion survives at the proximal end, with a slight 'lip' below the platform. On the dorsal face at this end is a negative removal scar with a very pronounced hinged bulb. The distal end is truncated by short, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch. Dimensions: Length: 37.6mm; width 27.2mm; thickness 6.7mm; weight 7.09g. The general crudeness of the knapping, as well …
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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