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Record ID: ESS-8AE954
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Essex
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Flaked axe of Mesolithic date. The item is sub-rectangular in shape with a rounded cutting edge. It is bifacial, having been worked extensively across both faces, with a small portion of cortex remining in the centre of the axe on once face. Both faces feature fracture patterns suggestive of hard hammer technique, with multiple removals being hinged or stepped, suggesting indelicate work. There is retouch along most of edge, though it is generally reserved to one face. The face with the remaining cortex features thin discoidal removal scares at the distal or cutting edge. The…
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-383E93
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Essex
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Microlithic flint flake point, likely Mesolithic in date. The implement is triangular in shape with a triangular cross-section. The width increased from the butt as the item tapers to a sharp point at the tip. The dorsal face features a single central arris, with a removal, possibly accidental, toward the butt. The flake is tertiary, and was likely struck from a platform core. The ventral face shows distinct percussive ripples, emanating from what would have been the point of percussion which would have formed a bulb of percussion close to there the butt of the flake is. The fac…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
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Record ID: ESS-37DE39
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Essex
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Tip of a flint flake scraper, with evidence of burning. The item is sub-triangular in shape, and appears to be missing the lower (butt) portion. The flint is a dark cream colour. It is likely Mesolithic in date. The dorsal face is concave on the lower portion, and the surface of the flint is rough and dulled. The ventral face is convex and is formed of a smoother surface. There is a mottled dark grey/brown patch on the left side of the proximal (butt) end, which likely shows evidence of fire or heat damage. Likewise, the same area on the opposite face is lighter in colour, p…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Woodham Ferrers', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-3760A8
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Essex
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Mesolithic backed flint flake blade. The item is sub-triangular in shape and is made from a struck flint flake. The ventral side shows evidence of a bulb of percussion at the butt, though it is not diffuse, and so it likely to have been struck through soft hammer technique. There is some small scale retouch along the tip edge of the ventral face, but most of the working is on the dorsal face. The dorsal face of the flake blade shows a central arris and some smaller ridges near to the butt. These removals close to the butt were probably done to facilitate the preparation of t…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Woodham Ferrers', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-DF68E9
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake blade with the distal end broken off. There is a small bulb of percussion on the ventral face at the proximal end, which is narrower than the distal. The blade widens toward the distal end. The bulb is not significantly diffuse which suggests that it was knapped with soft hammer technique. The dorsal face shows two distinct arrises, with some more faceting toward the proximal end. Both edges have been finely retouched to create a sharp edge. Based on the form of the item, it is likely Mesolithic in date (c. 10000 - 4001 BC) The flint is varying colours of grey, thoug…
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton-on-Sea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-470D17
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken flint flake piece from the proximal end of a knapped implement. The item is sub-circular with a clean break at towards the distal end where the tip of the flake has broken off. The flake is a deep brown flint with inclusions of ligh grey and beige coloured flint. The ventral face shows the remains of a bulb of percussion, though the remains of the striking edge have broken off also and there seems to be some small retouch applied to this breakage area.There is retouch around much of the ventral face edges, with that on the left side being slightly more invasive. The right …
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2017
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