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Record ID: WMID-517BFC
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete teritary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and sub triangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. The remains of conchoidal ripples and a bulb of percussion are present on the ventral (lower) surface. Minimal retouch is present along the long edge and can be classified as short, parallel, semi-abrupt. It measures 15.3 mm in length, 6.9 mm wide and 4.2 mm thick. It weighs 0.5 g. The flint is an dark brown colour, with minimal surface pa…
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-516276
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete teritary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and triangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. The remains of conchoidal ripples and a bulb of percussion are present on the ventral (lower) surface. Minimal retouch is present along the long edges and can be classified as short, parallel, semi-abrupt. It measures 22.7 mm in length, 7.2 mm wide and 3.5 mm thick. It weighs 0.5 g. The flint is an off white to grey colour, with some surface p…
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-51096D
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete teritary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. The remains of conchoidal ripples and a bulb of percussion are present on the ventral (lower) surface. Minimal retouch is present along the long edges and can be classified as short, parallel, semi-abrupt. It measures 25.0 mm in length, 9.9 mm wide and 1.8 mm thick. It weighs 0.5 g. The flint is an off white to grey colour, with some surface …
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-50D2A7
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete secondary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and triangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. Controlled retouch is present along one long edge and can be classified as short, parallel, acute. It measures 32.9 mm in length, 17.7 mm wide and 8.8 mm thick. It weighs 6.7 g. The flint is an mid brown translucent colour, with no surface patination present.
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-A5E262
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete teritary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and triangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. The remains of conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral (lower) surface. Controlled retouch is present along the lower edge and can be classified as short, parallel, semi-abrupt. It measures 30.2 mm in length, 11.8 mm wide and 3.0 mm thick. It weighs 1.1 g. The flint is an mid brown translucent colour, with no surface patination present.
Created on: Monday 6th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 6th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-71AB07
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete teritary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and triangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. The remains of conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral (lower) surface. Controlled retouch is present along the upper left hand edge and can be classified as short, parallel, semi-abrupt. It measures 31.0 mm in length, 15.0 mm wide and 3.2 mm thick. It weighs 1.4 g. The flint is an off white colour, with some surface patination occurring.
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-EA810C
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete teritary debitage flake, of probable Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 BC to 3500 BC). The flake is sub rectangular in shape, and triangular in cross section. A ridge runs the length of the dorsal (upper) surface. The remains of a bulb of percussion are present on the ventral (lower) surface. Controlled retouch is present along both sides and can be classified as short, parallel, semi-abrupt. It measures 38.7 mm in length, 12.7 mm wide and 4.8 mm thick. It weighs 2.1 g. The flint is a mid orange colour, with some surface patination occurring.
Created on: Friday 3rd October 2014
Last updated: Friday 3rd October 2014
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Record ID: WMID-649F0A
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete struck / knapped flint knife, made from tertiary debitage, of Mesolithic dating (9, 000 BC to 4, 000 BC). The bladelet is sub triangular in shape, with a triangular cross section. A bulb of percussion and conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral surface. Retouch is present on the end and point and can be classified as short, parallel, low angle. It measures 30.3 mm in length, 16.8 mm wide and 3.4 mm thick. It weighs 1.8 g. The bladelet is a light grey colour, with a small amount of surface patination present.
Created on: Wednesday 16th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 16th July 2014
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Record ID: WMID-646AD5
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete struck / knapped flint bladelet, made from secondary debitage, of Mesolithic dating (9, 000 BC to 4, 000 BC). The bladelet is sub triangular in shape, with a triangular cross section. No bulb of percussion is present, as that end of the bladelet has been removed. Conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral surface. A small amount of cortex (outer rind) is present at the tip of the bladelet. Retouch is present on the long edge and can be classified as scaled, irregular. It measures 32.2 mm in length, 18.0 mm wide and 4.1 mm thick. It weighs 1.6 g. The bladelet …
Created on: Wednesday 16th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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Record ID: WMID-E68713
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete struck / knapped flint bladelet, made from tertiary debitage, of Mesolithic dating (9, 000 BC to 4, 000 BC). The bladelet is sub triangular in shape, with a triangular cross section. No bulb of percussion is present, as that end of the bladelet has been removed. No retouch present along the edges. A possible notch is present along one side, with no retouch present. It measures 25.4 mm in length, 12.7 mm wide and 4.2 mm thick. It weighs 1.1 g. The bladelet is a dark brown colour, with a small amount of surface patination present. Uncontrolled flaking, due to move…
Created on: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Last updated: Thursday 17th April 2014
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Record ID: WMID-B4A333
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete struck / knapped secondary debitage flake, of probable Late Mesolithic dating (c. 7,000 BC to c. 4,000 BC). The debitage flake has a trapezoidal cross section, and is sub square in shape. The length/width ration indicates that it is consistent with a bladelet. Minimal retouch is present along one of the long edges (short, subparallel, low angle). The remains of a bulb of percussion is present at one end. The blade has been made from a light brown flint, with little surface patination. Length: 24.8 mm Width: 19.8 mm Thickness: 4.8 mm Ratio: 1.3:1 Weight: 3.2 g
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-B47B21
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / knapped secondary debitage flake, of probable Late Mesolithic dating (c. 7,000 BC to c. 4,000 BC). The debitage flake has a triangular cross section, and is sub rectangular in shape. The length/width ration indicates that it is consistent with a blade. Minimal retouch is present along one of the long edges (short, subparallel, low angle). The remains of a bulb of percussion is present at one end. The blade has been made from a light brown flint, with little surface patination. Length: 55.3 mm Width: 20.7 mm Thickness: 8.7 mm Ratio: 2.7:1 Weight: 9.6 g
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-B45983
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / knapped tertiary debitage flake, of probable Late Mesolithic dating (c. 7,000 BC to c. 4,000 BC). The debitage flake has a triangular cross section, and is a pointed oval in shape. The length/width ration indicates that it is consistent with a blade. Minimal retouch is present along one of the long edges (short, subparallel, low angle). The remains of a bulb of percussion is present at one end. The blade has been made from a light brown flint, with little surface patination. Length: 41.2 mm Width: 18.4 mm Thickness: 4.1 mm Ratio: 2.3:1 Weight: 3.4 g
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-B43925
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / knapped tertiary debitage flake, of probable Late Mesolithic dating (c. 7,000 BC to c. 4,000 BC). The debitage flake has a triangular cross section, and is rectangular in shape. The length/width ration indicates that it is consistent with a blade. Retouch is present along one of the long edges (short, subparallel, low angle). The remains of a bulb of percussion is present at one end. The blade has been made from a light brown flint, with little surface patination. Length: 45.6 mm Width: 13.3 mm Thickness: 4.2 mm Ratio: 3.4:1 Weight: 2.7 g
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-501835
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / knapped secondary debitage flake, of probable Late Mesolithic dating (c. 7,000 BC to c. 4,000 BC). The debitage flake has a triangular cross section, and is rectangular in shape. The length/width ration indicates that it is consistent with a blade. Retouch is present along one of the long edges (short, subparallel, low angle). The remains of a bulb of percussion is present at one end. The blade has been made from a light brown flint, with little surface patination. Length: 39.4 mm Width: 17.1 mm Thickness: 6.1 mm Ratio: 2.3:1 Weight: 3.8 g
Created on: Friday 7th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-4FF391
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / knapped tertiary debitage flake, of probable Late Mesolithic dating (c. 7,000 BC to c. 4,000 BC). The debitage flake has a triangular cross section, and is rectangular in shape. The length/width ration indicates that it is consistent with a bladelet. No retouch appears to be present along the long edges. The remains of a bulb of percussion is present at one end. The surface of the flint has patinated to an even off white colour. Length: 25.7 mm Width: 5.9 mm Thickness: 4.4 mm Ratio: 4.3:1 Weight: 0.6 g
Created on: Friday 7th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-736D25
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped / flaked flint scraper, formed from a snapped blade / blade like flake, of probable Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 - 2900 BC). The scraper is sub rectangular in plan, and rectangular in cross section. It has been formed from the end of a blade / blade like flake. Controlled retouch is present along three of the sides. Conchoidal ripples are present on the dorsal (underside) surface. The scraper is a light grey / dark beige colour, with little surface patination. The scraper measures 21.21mm length, 23.43mm width, 4.88mm thick and weighs 3…
Created on: Monday 19th March 2012
Last updated: Monday 19th March 2012
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Record ID: LVPL-084062
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped / flaked flint blade, of probable Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic dating (6500 - 2900 BC). The blade is sub rectangular in plan, and triangular in cross section. A central ridge is present on the dorsal (upper) face, with signs of retouch along the edges. The ventral (lower) face demonstrates signs of concoidal ripples. The bulb of percussion and striking platforms are missing. The blade is a light grey / dark beige colour, with little surface patination. The blade measures 52.84mm length, 18.04mm width, 4.93mm thick and weighs 4.9 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2013
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Record ID: WAW-0585D1
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A struck flint blade of Early Mesolithic dating (8300 to 6500 BC). The blade is sub triangular in plan. The dorsal (upper) surface exhibits three main flake scars down the length of the blade. A small area of cortex is still present at the base of the blade. There is some deliberate retouch down the the right hand side, with some secondary pressure flaking down the left side. The ventral (lower) surface displays conchoidal rippling down the length of the blade, radiating down from the striking platform at the top. The blade is a mid to dark colour, with little surface pati…
Created on: Wednesday 26th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-3452D3
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three (3) pieces of flint debitage (waste flakes), probably from the manufacture of blades, dating to the Mesolithic Period (8,300 BC to 4,500 BC). The assemblage of flint consists of one (1) piece of primary debitage, one (1) piece of secondary debitage, probably from blade manufacture and a small piece of tertiary debitage which has been reworked into a scraper type tool. The primary debitage flake measures 29.49mm in length, 16.42mm wide and 7.92mm thick. It weighs 3.1 grams. The dorsal (lower) surface exhibits a lateral bulb of percussion. The ventral (upper) surface e…
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2010
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