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Record ID: PUBLIC-D1F59A
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Prehistoric secondary flake of black flint, kite-shaped in plan and slightly curved in profile with a prominent bulb of percussion, with some original cortex remaining at the proximal end and a short area of abrupt scaled retouch at the distal end. Probably Mesolithic in date, but possibly Neolithic, or Bronze age. Maximum length 28.0 mm, width 18.1 mm, thickness 5.6 mm; mass 3.0 g.
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D1E8FD
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flake of translucent light brown flint, with some original cortex remaining on the dorsal face and a prominent bulb and ripple marks on the ventral. Triangular in plan with a corner missing from the narrow side, and has two facets to the dorsal face. No visible retouch. Probably Mesolithic in date, but possibly Neolithic or Bronze age. Maximum length 29.9 mm, width 19.5 mm, thickness 7.0 mm; mass 3.3 g.
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-8CBAF8
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 42mm long, 20mm wide, 8mm thick and 7g in weight. Made on a flint that has turned completely light grey and opaque through patination. The dorsal face possesses a parallel ridge created by unidirectioanl flaking. The flint/chert is of poor quality evidenced by the butt shattering upon striking.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8CA7A1
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 42mm long, 15mm wide, 6mm thick and 3.6g in weight. Made on a flint that has turned completely light grey and opaque through patination. The dorsal face possesses two parallel ridges created by unidirectional bladelet removals. The butt is facetted.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C963F
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 47mm long, 13mm wide, 5mm thick and 3.2g in weight. Made on a light grey opaque flint/chert struck from a orthogonal core. The dorsal face possesses a central and parallel ridge left of which a flake scar indicates the core was worked orthogonally and to the right the flake scars indicate unidirectional flaking.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C8B43
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 37mm long, 17mm wide, 4mm thick and 3.2g in weight. Made on a translucent light caramel brown flint that is turning light grey through patination. The dorsal face retains most of its original cortex apart from a flake scar along the left lateral edge struck unidirectionally. Small butt showing prepared striking platform.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C7FFF
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 25mm long, 12mm wide, 3mm thick and 1.3g in weight. Made on a translucent light caramel brown flint this unretouched blade has been struck from the early stages of a blade core. The proximal end is missing, either by breaking during knapping, use or post-depositionally. The dorsal face is mostly cortical apart from a straight and parallel ridge running down the left lateral side of the blade producting a long blade-like flake scar.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-77BC1B
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lithic implement of prehistoric date. The object is triangular in plan and is a light creamy brown colour. Ron Cowell, Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology, Museum of Liverpool notes: Triangular piece of miscellaneous-type flint I haven't seen much of in the region. There is some possible working around the thinner butt end, with a vertical break on the reverse side removing where the bulb of percussion may have been. There are some longitudinal fine scars along the right hand side, although difficult to tell whether these were put on before the piece was removed from the nodule or af…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-77A135
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A grey flint, possibly a naturally created blank but with signs of surface working at one edge, perhaps to aid holding or even hafting, and retouch and damage along the longer continuous edge. The object is sub-oval in plan and sub-triangular in cross section. The retouch along the long edge is short, sub-parallel and semi-abrupt. Dimensions: 30mm in length, 11mm in width, 11mm thick, 4.60g Ron Cowell, Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology, Museum of Liverpool notes: This suggests a cutting type tool which would fit most easily into the following technology. The flint belongs to a very…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5FE8F5
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric core, a worked nodule of black/brown flint, with some original cortex remaining. The nodule is irregularly shaped and shows evidence of having been worked from different angles at widely spaced intervals, as some of the worked facets have recorticated and some haven't. Some of the removals are of narrow bladelets and are probably Mesolithic in date, but it has probably been reworked in the Neolithic, or possibly the Bronze age. Maximum length 91.5mm, width 63.5mm, thickness 41.0mm; mass 234g.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5131D8
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic tertiary flake of opaque orange flint. Pentagonal in plan, possibly an incomplete blade, now terminates in a straight 90° break at the distal end, with a little abrupt retouch at the proximal end. Length 13.7 mm, width 13.5 mm, thickness 4.4 mm, mass 0.73 g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-50E831
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic primary flake of opaque brown flint. Narrow and leaf shaped in plan, longitudinally curved, with cortex covering the dorsal face and semi-abrupt scaled retouch at one end. Length 51.8 mm, width 16.1mm, thickness 5.9mm, mass 4.9 g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-504732
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic tertiary flake of partially recorticated grey/brown flint with some white inclusions. In the form of a narrow pentagon in plan and trapezoidal in section, with three broad facets to the dorsal face and a shallow bulb to the ventral. Probable loss at the distal end due to an old break. No retouch visible. Length 38.7 mm, width 20.3 mm, thickness 8.1 mm, mass 6.4 g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-502371
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic secondary flake of grey/brown flint with white inclusions. In plan it is a narrow trapezium with a triangular profile. No retouch visible. Possibly debitage - a fault within the flint has caused a hinge fracture at one end. Length 21.4 mm, width 7.4 mm, thickness 4.4 mm, mass 0.7 g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-4F74E7
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic secondary flake of opaque brown flint. In plan it resembles a rectangle with a corner missing, and it is kite-shaped in profile. The ventral face has a low bulb emanating from a platform at the proximal edge with cortex remaining, but it would appear to have been struck from both ends, as there are two facets. The dorsal face incorporates a fault within the flint which has left a prominent swelling arising from a flat facet; the swollen area has been reduced by the removal of three transverse bladelets, and there is scaled abrupt retouch along the distal edge. Length 30.9mm…
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-4CEB87
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic secondary flake of opaque grey/brown flint, roughly triangular in profile with a striking platform at one end, with a curved profile and ripple marks to the ventral side, and three facets on the dorsal side, with a hinge fracture toward the proximal end which appears to indicate bipolar working. It has brown cortex remaining on the proximal end, and the distal end has possible invasive retouch - as the tip is missing due to a (probably recent, as not recorticated) break this is unclear. The struck surfaces are recorticated apart from a couple of places along the edges &…
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-3794A3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Scraper of Mesolithic to Neolithic date (9000-1500 BC). The lithic is sub-rectangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The dorsal surface is convex and has one central negative scar. All edges have short parallel flaking. All edges have fine semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface is slightly concave and has ripples of percussion emanating from a small bulb of percussion situated at the proximal end. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint is dark grey in colour. Length: 45.67mm, Width: 19.99mm, Thickness: 5.45mm, Weight: 5.3g.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-378629
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Scraper of Mesolithic to Neolithic date (9000-1500 BC). The lithic is sub-rectangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The dorsal surface is convex and has two predominant negative scars. The right hand edge has short parallel flaking. All edges except the blunted proximal edge have fine semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface is slightly concave and has ripples of percussion emanating from the proximal end. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint is dark grey in colour with cream inclusions throughout. Length: 35.33mm, Width…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-3680ED
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint debitage. A long flake with parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with faint ripples on its ventral surface, which is otherwise almost flat. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 48.5mm, Width: 17.9mm, Thickness: 5.7mm, Weight: 6.33gms
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-367463
Object type: BORER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex; possible borer. A triangular flake with long narrow parallel flakes trimmed from the dorsal side and with a near-flat ventral surface. A dense white patina has formed over all struck surfaces, indicating the object has endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. The patina is locally disrupted by subsequent adventitious impacts. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 48.1mm, Width: 24.0mm, Thickness: 5.1mm, Weight: 6.23gms
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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