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Record ID: DEV-811ACF
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
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A flint bladelet of probable late Meslothic date, c. 7000-4000 BC. The bladelet is a tertiary flake of patinated grey/white flint, sub-rectangular in plan and triangular in cross section. The striking platform survives at the proximal end with a diffuse bulb of percussion, two main parallel removal scars survive on the dorsal face, with no evidence of retouch. Dimensions: length 24.9mm; width 7.7mm; thickness 3.2mm; weight 0.58g. Dating a single undiagnostic flake with any degree of certainty is impossible, however, the small size and blade-like characteristics of the flint may sugge…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: DEV-80CFA4
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
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An incomplete flint bladelet of probable late Mesolithic date, c. 7000-4000 BC. A tertiary bladelet of brown-grey flint missing both its proximal and distal ends to natural breaks. There is no indication of retouch, although the scars from 3 parallel, longitudinal removals survive on the dorsal face. Dimensions: length 18.0mm; width 9.4mm; thickness 2.5mm; weight 0.54g. Dating a single undiagnostic flake with any degree of certainty is impossible, however, the small size and blade-like characteristics of the flint may suggest a mesolithic date.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: DEV-5AFCB9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
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A Mesolithic chert tranchet axehead probably dating to c. AD 10,000-4,000. Of a mottled, rough grey brown chert, with cortex surviving centrally on both faces, covering c. 10-20% on both. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan, with rounded ends. The butt end is 69.2mm wide, narrowing below this into a slight waisted section, 60.7mm, and subsequently expanding to a maximum of 73.5mm from where it tapers into the crescentic cutting edge. It is 52.2mm thick at its maximum, roughly in line with the waist, from where it tapers in both directions. The core has been irregularly bifacially wo…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: DEV-870211
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
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A ultilised flint bladelet of probable Mesolithic or Neolthic date, c. 9000-2400 BC. The tertiary bladelet is of a pale grey flint; long, narrow and sub-rectangular in plan and subrectangular in cross section, with the distal end lost to a natural break. Only a small section of the striking platform survives, alongside a relatively diffuse bulb of percussion. The ventral face is unworked, but two parallel removals survive on the dorsal face, both struck from the same direction as the overall removal. Both scars are truncated by retouch (short, sub-parallel, abrupt) running along both m…
Created on: Monday 7th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Molton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-86C8EF
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of three peices of notched debitage of likely Mesolithic or Neolithic date, c. 9000-2400 BC. Thre group represents two types of flint, and all exhibit evidence for a blade or blade-like industry and with retouch forming a notch on one edge. 1. Complete tertiary blade of translucent pink/beige flint. Striking platform and bulb of percussion, with bulbar scar, survive at proximal end. Three parallel, blade-like negative removal scars run along the dorsal face, all struck from the same direction. No evidence of retouch, except for a small notch pressure flaked from ventral f…
Created on: Monday 7th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Molton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-355846
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
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An incomplete perforated cobble "mace head" or pebble hammer of probable Mesolithic to Neolithic date. The mace head is a well rounded oblong in plan, sub-rectangular in profile and sub-oval in cross-section. The perforation is positioned centrally, and was drilled from both faces, resulting in an hour-glass cross section. The perforation is 24.9mm in diameter at the opening, narrowing to c.14mm at the "waist" of the perforation. The mace head has been significantly damaged, with battering to one end resulting in a large concave break between one edge and the perforation, with correspo…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
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