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Record ID: SF-A41B68
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint adze of probable Mesolithic to early Neolithic date, c. 8000-4000 BC. The adze is of small size, being broadly triangular in plan with a very prominent dorsal arrise running down one face. By contrast the opposing face is much flatter, though displays a large patch of cortex close to the original cutting edge-the butt of the tool also being cortical. Lateral long removals of retouch down the edges of the piece probably reflect a combination of hard and soft hammer work, an attempt at a tranchet removal (unsuccessful) seemingly visible on one face. Manufactured on a prim…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-168CF1
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tertiary flake of probable late Mesolithic date, 7000 - 4000BC. The flake is sub-rectangular in plan and section. There are two parallel flakes removed from the dorsal face, and there is very short, parallel, abrupt retouch to both edges. Retouch at the distil end has formed two notches, possibly for working arrow shafts. The flake is pale mottled grey and translucent. Length: 29.0mm, Width: 19.1mm, and Thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 2.3g.
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-011A07
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable microlith of Mesolithic date, 9000- 4000 BC. The flake is pale mottled grey in colour, and sub-rectangular in plan. There is a prominent bulb of percussion on the ventral face with ripples of percussion emanating from it. A chisel edge has been formed at the distal end with a tranchet blow, and there is abrupt retouch on the left mesal. The result is a Group B symetrical micro-tranchet of type Jacobi Class 5d.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: GLO-FBC096
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Core rejuvenation flake that has three long thin blade removal scars on the front and right face, each has a negative bulb of percussion at its top edge where there is a prepared platform at the top. The left side retains its cortex. On the reverse is a single large concave flaking scar. The flint is covered in a patchy creamy speckled grey patina with dark brown flint in the areas that have been chipped (natural damage). This is a core rejuvenation flake from the top of a Late Mesolithic blade core.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-953558
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint debitage. An elongated flake or bladelet with long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with an undulating ventral surface; the appearance is of a light twist. Th surface bears a dense creamy patina overall, suggesting the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 40.6mm, Width: 11.4mm, Thickness: 4.0mm, Weight: 1.80gms
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-952884
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint adze fragment. A sub-triangular chunk of broad lentoid section with, initially, two broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and with an uneven ventral surface. Covering angled scalar retouch was carried across the dorsal surface, and a few comparable drafts appear on the ventral side. Broken at its broader end, probably recently. Patches of iron staining appear on the worked surfaces. The surface overall is a dull buff tint, possibly a deep patina arising from prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. L…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-94F42D
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint microlith. A narrow triangular flake or bladelet with two long parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly concave ventral surface. Angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect appears towards its pointed end. The finder considers the surface to be lightly crazed by burning. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 24.5mm, Width: 11.7mm, Thickness: 4mm, Weight: 1.05gms
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-94CA58
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint plano-convex knife, as kindly identified by the finder. An oval flake with broad and narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side by unidirectional working, and with a flat to slightly concave ventral surface. The object bears a positive hinge fracture at one end. A thick creamy patina has developed overall, indicating the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment, and it has been glossed, perhaps by wind-blown sand, and subsequently chipped along its edges post-deposition. A single chip revealing the tint of the flint is more recent. Suggested …
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tattershall Quarry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-7EC2BC
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A waste flake from flint working, 34.9mm in length and with trapezoidal shape. One side demonstrates a bulb of percussion and concentric ripple with a striking surface at the narrow end of the flake. The other side demonstrates flake removal scars from when the flake was part of a core. The wide end of the flake retains a portion of cortex. No retouch or worked edges are evident to suggest the flake being used as a finished tool. Mesolithic to Neolithic.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: SUR-7EA82E
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked out multiplatform flint bladelet core knapped from dark brown-black flint, 32.3mm in length. The core is very roughly conical with multiple striking surfaces, all of which have been reworked and demonstrate flake removal scars. A small patch (5%) of cortex remains on one edge. Mesolithic to early Neolithic.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: SUR-7E8070
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked out multiplatform flint bladelet core knapped from dark brown-black flint, 30.9mm in length. The core is very roughly conical with a main striking platform evidently reworked from an earlier flaked surface. Mesolithic to early Neolithic.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th December 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7CB9B5
Object type: BORER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey flint possible borer. Triangular flake with invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect, and with a bulb on its undulating ventral surface. The appearance of serrated edges may arise from fortuitous edge-on impacts, but the form appears to be deliberately tapered towards a point [now lost] Creamy patina suggests a period of exposure to a calcareous environment, while orange spots - more frequent than on the accompanying material - may suggest it subsequently became incorporated in gravel. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 28.1mm, Widt…
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7CB17A
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
: Flint core. A small irregular chunk with long narrow parallel flakes removed by multangular working in two or more discrete episodes. A white creamy patina suggests the object has subsequently endured exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000BC-4000BC.. Height: 23.7mm, Width: 18.6mm, Thickness: 15.3mm, Weight: 10.69gms
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7CA74E
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint debitage. Two small chips: The larger has broad and narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side; the smaller has long narrow parallel flakes removed. Both were subsequently patinated by exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Combined Weight: 2.93gms
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7C8513
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint, some with cortex spots, debitage. Eight flakes with multiple scars from the removal of long parallel flakes, frequently combined with concave ventral surfaces. A dense creamy patina suggests they have endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment after their deposition. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Combined Weight: 34.78gms
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7C7C40
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey flint with cortex strip, possibly reformed; core. An elongated chunk with long narrow parallel flake removal scars suggesting unidirectional working from a flat striking platform at one end. Creamy patina suggests the object has subsequently endured exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 49.6mm, Width: 25.9mm, Thickness: 17.7mm, Weight: 25.22gms
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-577CDC
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Prehistoric, later Mesolithic to Neolithic, flint core tablet probably dating 6000-2100 BC. The tablet retains the bulb of percussion and previous removals can be seen on the dorsal side. The flint is off-white in colour.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: OXON-5773E2
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint microlith dating to the Mesolithic period (c. 10,000-4000 BC). The microlith is made on a light orange-brown flake, being semi-translucent at the proximal end. The microlith has a triangular cross section. There is a small area of retouch at the lower left on dorsal side, possibly intended to be a notch.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-55A70E
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A mottled cream coloured flake of probable late Mesolithic date 7000-4000 BC. The ventral face is smooth with a low bulb of percussion. There is a prominent striking platform on the left proximal edge of the dorsal side. The dorsal side has three flakes removed and there is short, sub-parallel, abrupt retouch to both the left and right mesal. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic: 7000-4000BC. Length: 38.6mm, Width: 26.6mm and Thickness: 8.6mm. Weight: 10.3g.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-D64A03
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Mesolithic flint 'Thames pick' tranchet axehead or adze (c. 9000 BC-c. 4000 BC). This implement has been made on an elongated flint nodule which has been flaked overall, except for a small area at the butt end where the cortex remains. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan and side view, sub-square in cross-section. Mid-way along its length, two of the four faces are 'waisted'. The sharp cutting edge is formed by oblique removal of two 'tranchet' flakes. A small portion at the butt end has been battered indicating that the implement may also have been used as a hammer. …
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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