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Record ID: KENT-F6FEEA
Object type: FABRICATOR
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
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A flint fabricator of uncertain date, possibly Mesolithic in age c. 9000BC-3300BC Description: The fabricator is formed from a thick ovoid heavily worked tertiary flake. with narrow sides. In cross-section the fabricator is triangular. Retouch on the ventral face is extensive and clearly defined being invasive scaled semi-abrupt. The bulb of percussion is relatively subtle compared with the retouch and may indicate the use of both soft and hard hammers in its production.The flint is heavily mottled grey-white through to some dark grey on the ventral side. Measurements: 68.16mm long, …
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F5FD19
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
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6 fragments of retouched flint flakes or levallois debitage, of likely Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age Date. Description; All flakes show some retouch but do not seem to be finished tools. Flint Notes Measurements A A tertiary hard hammered flake with a wide rounded thin end and a narrow rounded oppposite end aligned perpendicular ot the other. At the narrow end the flake has short scaled abrupt retouch. The Flake is dark grey with with some mottling. Conchoidal rippling significant 73.24mm long, 35.81mm wide, 25.51mm thick and 40.21g in weight B An irregular opaqu…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F513ED
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
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6 fragments of flint waste flakes or debitage, of likely Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age Date. Description; Flint Notes Measurements A Rounded opaque mottled grey hard hammered secondary flake, significant bulb of percussion. 60.41mm long, 42.43mm wide, 12.2mm thick and 29.49g in weight B Anglular transluscent mottled brown, harrd hammered secondary flake significant rippling. 45.25mm long, 36.73mm wide, 5.1mm thick and 8.69g in weight, C Opaque mottled grey hard hammered tertiary blade flake, significant bulb of percussion and terminating in hinge fracture.…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-F0374C
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
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Opaque grey flint serrated implement. Flake with long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb and tiny striking platform at one end of its ventral surface. Very fine serrations, more easily felt than observed, appear along one long edge. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 32.9mm, Width: 17.2mm, Thickness: 4.2mm, Weight: 2.73gms
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sheriff Hutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-DE916A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
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Opaque grey flint debitage. A narrow long flake with long near-parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side, and with a concave ventral surface with a small bulb at its narrower end. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 48mm, Width: 15.1mm, Thickness: 4.8mm, Weight: 3.04gms
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sheriff Hutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-C3A327
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
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Three flint waste flakes from the manufacture of small blades. All are secondary flakes of grey-brown patchy flint with off white mottles. All have a low gloss patina and retain small areas of abraded nodule cortex. 1] A small bulb of percussion and a small striking platform at the proximal end. Broken at the distal end.Several small parallel blade removals on the dorsal face. Dimensions:33 mm x 19 mm x 6 mm 2] A small bulb of percussion and a small striking platform at the proximal end. Several small parallel blade removals on the dorsal face. Dimensions:39 mm x 18 mm x 6 mm 3] Broken…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-4D1BC9
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
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Grey-brown flint possible backed blade fragment. A small chip with long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side, and with a bulb at one end of the ventral surface. A thin strip of cortex may be retained along one long edge, the opposite edge is sharp and possibly finely serrated. Broken, probably recently, at its broader end. Dense creamy patina suggests that this object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition, and before its breakage. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 16.7mm, Width: 14.3mm, Thickness: 4.6mm, Weig…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4D08F7
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
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Pale grey flint debitage. A small thin flake with narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a flat ventral surface. Light misty patina may suggest a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 21mm, Width: 10.1mm, Thickness: 2.2mm, Weight: 0.59gms
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4858A0
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Essex
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An incomplete struck flint blade of probable Mesolithic or Neolithic date, c. 8000-3000 BC. Only the mesial section remains, the proximal and distal ends truncated in neat fractures that may have occurred during the blade's detachment from its core. Rectangular in plan and struck from a core of mottled greyish white flint, it retains two dorsal arrises and parallel sides, while the ventral face demonstrates prominent rings of percussion suggesting hard-hammer detachment. Preserved in relatively fresh condition with only minor edge damage to its edges, it survives to a length of 33.29mm…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bulmer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-11E5E9
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Gloucestershire
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A flint core of Mesolthic date. The core is a riverine flint and has a step fracture. It has been worked in at least two opposite directions 35mm high, 18mm long, 18mm wide. Weight 12.9g.
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kempley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-11BD2E
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Gloucestershire
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A flint core of Mesolthic date. The core is pyramidical in shape. With the upper face being oval in plan with blade removals around much of the outter edge. It is likely that this was formed on a small riberine flint pebble 20mm high, 37mm long, 28mm wide. Weight 16.4g.
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kempley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-0E819E
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Gloucestershire
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An incomplete flint core of the later Mesolithic, c5000BC-c4500BC. This artefact is one end of a core that has been broken by farm machinery. There are two planes of napping. Length 29mm, Width 26mm, Height 16mm, Weight 10.6g.
Created on: Saturday 7th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kempley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F6BA2D
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic or Neolithic flint adze or pick (c. 10000 -c. 3500 BC) . This object has been made on an elongated flint nodule. It is sub-oval in cross-section except at the butt end where it is sub triangular in cross-section. The dorsal face has about 80% off-white cortex and the ventral face has been crudely flaked all over. A large indentation on the ventral face appears to have been made deliberately. The implement seems not to have a cutting edge but may have been damaged while in use. However, the patina is the same as elsewhere. The butt end is worked overall and is relatively f…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-399D25
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete perforated quartzite pebble hammer/'mace head' of Mesolithic to Neolithic date c. 9000-2355 BC. The surviving pebble is roughly a third of the original object creating a stunted C shape, the object being D-shaped in cross-section. The central perforation is convex, so when complete, this would have been an hour-glass shape. One of the breaks is smooth the other is irregular and rough to touch. The patina of the pebble is brown on the sides, grey on the curved outer surface and a lighter grey on the breaks. The quartz grains are particularly easy to observe in the latter s…
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Mary Bourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-ACE89D
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core of probable late Mesolithic date c.8000-4000BC. Description: The core is very roughly conical. The striking has left substantial conchoidal fractures, which indicates use of hard hammer technology. The removals appear to be quite small and vary in size and direction There is a concave side which may relate to an area of lower quality flint with inclusions and faults which may be why the core was abandoned. The flint is heavily mottled grey colour except for the patch of beige cortex. Measurements: 37.9mm high. 36.7mm wide, 34.99mm deep and 31.68g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-A63C14
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
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An incomplete flint end scraper of probable Mesolithic date. Description: The scraper is incomplete and broken across its' body. The scraper remains sub-triangular in shape with a wide sweeping scraping edge. The break appears to be across a significant fault within the flint and may have happen during production. The edge is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The rest of the flaking appears to be haphazard and the bulb of percussion is missing due to the break caused by the fault. All retouch and flaking is focused on the dorsal face, other features visible on the ventral …
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9875AD
Object type: BORER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
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A flint borer of uncertain date, probably Mesolithic to early Bronze Age. Description: The borer is thin in cross section but irregfular in plan, One end of the borer is flaked into a point, off centre. The borer point is formed from invasive scaled semi-abrupt retouch. Each of the long side of the borer has retouch alogn their edges defined as short scaled semi-abrupt. This may indicate the tool was multi use with a scraper edge in addition to the boring point The flint is very grey to black in colour. The flaking is very pronounced and likely indicates a hard hammer technique was us…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-905D34
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Small, asymmetrical biface, all flake removals are hard hammer struck, of orange patinated flint, with some recent damage to both ends and one side revealing the original mottled grey flint. Possibly a trial piece or reject of an attempt at an axe or adze. No tranchet flake removal to the "cutting" edge noted. With no diagnostic features, a broad date range of Mesolithic to Neolithic is likely.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-8CC817
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Semi-translucent grey [appears dark honey coloured under transmitted light] flint with cortex spot, serrated implement, as kindly identified by the finder. Long flake with long narrow parallel bladelets struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly concave ventral surface and a small bulb at its narrower end. Very short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the opposed straight edges and the curved end. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 30.2mm, Width: 13mm, Thickness: 3.8mm, Weight: 1.66gms
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Normanby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-7BD809
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible irregular mesolithic flint bladelet or retouched flake, c.9000-4000BC. Description: The blade is roughly square in plane with one edge still having cortex, the opposite edge having crushed, short scaled abrupt retouch intentional done to blunt the edge. There is low angle retouch along one of the remaining edges, the final edge has no working. The flint is very thin and a pale grey-white colour. Measurements: 18.81mm long, 19.55mm wide, 2.84mm thick and 1.17g in weight.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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