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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: LANCUM-5B06F4
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age copper alloy socketed and side looped spearhead. It is similar to Taunton phase spearheads. There is a 6mm long scar across the shaft just below blade from an edged tool or weapon. The main body is hollow, forming a socket for the insertion of a shaft, with two flattened loops at the sides. The blade is composed of two wings, emerging either side of the central rib and having a concave lozenge-shaped cross section. The central rib runs all the way to the point of the head. The blade edges are bevelled bifacially. Length of blade section is 78mm. Approximate socket dep…
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5AC798
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed hammer. There is no apparent decoration and it is slimmer than is usual. The hammer is sub rectangular and slightly wasted in plan. In profile it is a truncated sub-triangle, with the facetted striking face being at the narrower end and the socket at the wider. The socket has a sub rectangular mouth and its internal dimensions are 43mm x 14mm x 12mm. The striking surface is rectangular in end view and is a typical obliquely angled triangle in profile, with bulging from use on when edge. It is Ewart Park phase attribution so would date from c1000 to…
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-59D5C5
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed looped tool, probably an axehead or chisel. The object is not of robust construction and may well have been designed for some lighter task such as trimming, as opposed to felling. The only decoration is a 2mm wide transverse raised collar 17mm from the socketed end. The mouth of the socket is sub-circular and the internal diameter is 22mm. Loop length 20mm externally, 7.9mm internally. Ewart Park phase attribution so dates to between c900 to c750 BC. Length 95mm, width 46mm, thickness 27mm, and weight 91.85g. The axe is similar, but of a more sle…
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2019
Last updated: Sunday 11th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-317235
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed looped axehead fragment. Only the bottom part with the cutting edge remains. The fragment has no discernible decoration. Ewart Park phase attribution, probably a South Eastern type. Dates to between c900 to c750 BC. The length is 35mm, width 35mm, thickness 13mm, and the weight 44.56g.
Created on: Friday 9th March 2018
Last updated: Sunday 11th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-DE1B40
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age copper alloy developed flat axe, possibly Aylesford or Bandon type (Schmidt and Burgess, 1981, 65-7) probably dating to between c2300 to c1700 BC. The axe has a broad head, tapering to a narrow butt. There is no evidence of flanges or ridges along the sides of either face but it is heavily corroded. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. In cross section the body of the axe has lentoid profile. The axe appears to be undecorated. The length is 77mm, width 37mm, thickness 1…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd March 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-701BB4
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age copper alloy ring fragment from a bracelet or arm ring. It is sub oval in section. It appears undecorated but on one side there are two faint incised diagonal lines 7mm and 11mm from one end (the left end on the image) of the fragment. There is also a 3.5mm long horizontal incised line on the outer edge that starts at the break. The break itself is much cleaner than at the other end. There are three short horizontal scars on the inside of the bracelet. These look like they are either attempts to cut the bracelet with a chisel or where material has been removed to assist in …
Created on: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FAD9D2
Object type: BURIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age chert burin. It has been formed on a secondary piece of black chert streaked with grey chert, possibly a worked out core from an earlier period as there is a variation in patination. The retained limestone cortex on the proximal end exhibits a high degree of wear, and there is wear gloss on most of the facial ridges. There are fresher removals to the tool's mesals, three long thin ones defining the longer edge, and the shoulder of the shorter shaped with a single removal on the shorter mesal at its distal end. The longer mesal has very fine, short, a…
Created on: Sunday 25th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th August 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-DA9AF5
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic to early Bronze Age olive/grey flint plano convex knife, knapped on a secondary flake. Due to the way in which it has been knapped, the ventral is convex & the dorsal flat with a roughly central patch of retained cortex. There is extensive retouch to both faces. On the dorsal face the first phase is invasive, scaled, and low angle. The second dorsal phase is long, sub parallel, and low angle. There is also subsequent retouch to keep the edge sharp but this is more variable in character. The first phase of retouch on the ventral face is covering, scaled, stepped, paralle…
Created on: Sunday 15th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BC8760
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age copper alloy probably a dirk of Type Keelogue dating 1400 to 1100BC and belonging to the Acton Park MW tradition of the Middle Bronze Age. The daggers edges are corroded but fairly intact. The blade has a central midrib and is broken and probably had two rivets. The blade is lentoid in section, narrow, tapering with angled sides. The tip of the blade is slightly sub-rounded which is more likely to relate to a dagger and appears to be intact. Burgess and Gerloff write: "This type is characterised by broad and heavy blades, with wide trapezoidal butts which are usually…
Created on: Monday 14th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2CA0A7
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to late Bronze Age serrated implement, and possible knife/scraper, formed on a tertiary flake of pale honey flint with large cream inclusions. Serrated edges have been formed by short, semi-parallel, abrupt retouch to the distal/mesal edges and the oblique distal end edge. The height of the dorsal ridge has been reduced and the proximal end thinned by invasive, scaled, low-angled retouch. Dates from c1600 to c800 BC. The length is 41mm, width 17mm, thickness 8mm, and the weight is 4.60g.
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Asby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-535AA7
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic to mid Bronze Age heat effected grey chert or flint, end scraper. The crazing over its surface results from heating after knapping/use. Dates to between c2700 and c1000 BC. Length 24mm, width 16mm, thickness 8mm, weight 2.4g.
Created on: Monday 21st October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 13th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Widdop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-52C9A7
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age mid grey chert thumbnail scraper from a heavily worked tertiary flake. The entire surface is worked. There is retouch to the dorsal side, and intensive retouch to the working edge.The high quality chert is more akin to that used further east and in the western Dales than in the west Pennines. Dates to between c2700 and c 1600 BC. Length 23mm, width 19mm, thickness 8mm, weight 5.2g.
Created on: Monday 21st October 2013
Last updated: Saturday 15th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Widdop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1E7F96
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early to late Bronze Age multi tool fabricated from a mid/dark grey flint secondary waste flake with light grey inclusions. It has extensive retouch to the edges. The longer worked edge has been notched and produced a saw like edge. The other worked edge was probably a scraper and/or knife. Dates to between c2350 to c800 BC. Length 58mm, width 26mm, thickness 11mm, weight 15.2g.
Created on: Thursday 12th September 2013
Last updated: Sunday 11th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterborne St Martin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-09E8E2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to late Bronze Age scraper fabricated on a high quality dark grey/green flint secondary flake. It has extensive retouch, and is probably a tool refashioned as a scraper after it broke. Dates to between c1600 to c800 BC. Length 40mm, width 29mm, thickness 14mm, weight 15.8g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 26th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterborne St Martin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0433B7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small cast copper-alloy socketed side-looped spearhead of Acton Park 2, Greenwell and Brewis' Class IV, probably dating from the early Middle Bronze Age, c. 1600-1400BC. The spearhead is complete, the blade and socket undamaged with a rough chocolate-brown patina showing hardly any sign of decay. The find has not been cleaned and there are still patches of soil/dirt adhering to the surface and inside the socket. The spearhead is small and stumpy, with two flattened side loops and a short, kite-shaped blade. The casting seams along the sides have been carefully removed and smoothed do…
Created on: Friday 12th July 2013
Last updated: Friday 9th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulverston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2E2B81
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age worked mid grey/green chert. The chert is not one of the usual local types and appears to the same is the the glassy mid grey/green chert of the North Lakes. Dating to between c2350 and c1601 BC. The length is 10mm, width 10mm, and the thickness 3.5mm.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wycoller', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1ADEB1
Object type: BURIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to late Bronze Age mottled mid to late grey chert burin, possibly also used as a chisel. It is sub square in section and knapped in the crude fashion diagnostic of the later Bronze Age The knapping toward the proximal is more controlled than that of end of the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age. With the exception of the proximal end, where cortex remains, there are removals to the entire surface. The knapping toward the proximal narrows and shapes the section in a manner that suggests it was originally mounted on the end of a piece of wood or antler. Dating to between c…
Created on: Monday 1st July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wycoller', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-3296C5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early to Mid Bronze Age grey chert thumbnail scraper from a tertiary flake. Abrupt retouch to the entire working edge. Dates to between c2350 and c1000 BC. The length is 22mm, width 20mm, thickness 9mm.
Created on: Thursday 20th June 2013
Last updated: Saturday 15th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Widdop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5D69F1
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic to late Bronze Age black flint tool from a secondary flake. On first appearence it looks a waste flake from secondary working of a core. Closer investigation reveals further working and retouch producing two pronounced notches on the concave edge and two less definate ones on the convex edge. The fineness of the original flake suggests a late Neolithic to early Bronze Age date, but the poor execution of the finished tool is more suggestive of a late Bronze Age date of manufacture. It is probably a late Bronze Age notched scraper or blade manufactured from a late Neolith…
Created on: Wednesday 29th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cave', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-58FCE2
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolthic to early Bronze Age dark grey worked flint, possibly an abandoned arrowhead or waste flake. Dates to between c2100 and c800 BC. The length is 22mm, width 16mm, thickness 5mm, and the weight is 2.3g.
Created on: Friday 29th March 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Enford', grid reference and parish protected.


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