Back to simple search | Back to advanced search

    You searched for:

    • Broad period: MESOLITHIC
    • Created by: Anna Tyacke

  • Thumbnail image of CORN-DA3498

Record ID: CORN-DA3498
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Bournemouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic tranchet axe or adze, rectangular in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile, triangular in section at the butt end and lenticular at the slightly wider blade end. Made on an elongated flint nodule which has been flaked from both faces to remove most of the cortex, except for a small patch at the butt end, to produce the outline shape of the axe. Large flakes have been removed from one edge of both faces, mid-way along the axe, resulting in a thinning of the axe at this point, apparently for hafting the axe. At the blade end, the axe has been thinned on both faces by the removal o…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-040757

Record ID: CORN-040757
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A greywacke pebble hammer or 'limpet scoop', 137 mm long, 50 mm maximum width and 24 mm thick, weighing 217.65 g. A rounded trapezoid in plan, an elongated rectangle in profile and oval in section. There are two linear fissures on one face of the pebble but these appear to be natural; several small linear scratches appear to be recent, possibly the result of plough damage. The narrow end has been damaged by percussion, suggesting that the pebble has been used as a hammer. Bevelled pebble tools of this type have been found at various locations in Cornwall, such as at North Cliffs (Andy…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-03F8B0

Record ID: CORN-03F8B0
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One flint and one Greensand chert single-platform micro-core. The flint core is triangular in profile and sub-square in plan, and is 47 mm in length, 25 mm in width, 18 mm in thickness and 23 g in weight. At least six narrow, longitudinal blades have been removed from this single-platform core. The surface patina is white mottled with very small dark specks and some patches of iron staining. The patina, together with the careful workmanship suggest a date in the Mesolithic or early Neolithic periods. The chert core is 52 mm in length, 30 mm in width, 18 mm in thickness and 38 g in wei…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-03C071

Record ID: CORN-03C071
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six complete flint blades that vary in length between 56 mm and 35 mm, with a maximum width of 13 mm and thickness varying between 3 mm and 6 mm. Total weight 26.4 g. The blades have roughly parallel edges which taper towards the distal ends. They are general triangular in section and plano-convex in profile. About half of the blades have a medial ridge, the remainder have two longitudinal ridges. The complete blades mostly retain distinct bulbs of percussion, the remainder all display concentric ripples along their ventral faces. The edges are generally sharp with little evidence of …
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-03BA8C

Record ID: CORN-03BA8C
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
One snapped Greensand chert microlithic oblique point, 21 mm long, 9 mm wide and 3 mm thick, weighing 0.8 g. It has a smooth ventral face, is roughly triangular in plan although it may originally have been elliptical before the loss of the proximal end. It is triangular in both profile and section. One edge on the dorsal face had been steeply retouched. The colour of the chert is light brown and it is coarser than local flint and is likely derived from Greensand chert in Devon. Bond (2004) illustrates a similar obliquely blunted point from an Early Mesolithic site Thatcham Berkshir…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-03B133

Record ID: CORN-03B133
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
One flint microlithic backed oblique point, 39 mm in length, 9 mm wide and 2 mm thick, weighing 1.2 g. It has a smooth ventral face, roughly elliptical in plan with a snapped proximal end and a pointed distal end, sub-rectangular in profile and triangular in section. The left margin of the dorsal face has been vertically retouched along two-thirds of its length, to the point. There is no evidence of cortex which suggests that it was formed on a tertiary flake. The surface of the flint is pale grey mottled with darker grey and is likely to be derived from a beach pebble. Bond (2004)…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-98FE78

Record ID: CORN-98FE78
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint hollow or concave scraper, sub-rectangular in plan, rectangular in profile and triangular in section. Made on a short, thick secondary flake with a patch of cortex remaining at the proximal end and extending along one lateral surface. A small bulb of percussion remains at the proximal end of the ventral face and a small negative bulb on the opposite dorsal face. The distal end of the flake is broken, resulting in a right angle between the broken edge and both the ventral and dorsal faces. The right margin of the ventral face has been abruptly retouched by the removal of about …
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-98F497

Record ID: CORN-98F497
Object type: MICRODENTICULATE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint microdenticulate from the Mesolithic period, plano-convex in plan and profile and trapezoidal in section. Made on a secondary flake with a very small area of cortex remaining at the distal end. A very small remnant of the striking platform is visible at the proximal end. The bulb of percussion and conchoidal ripples can be seen on the surface of the ventral face. The dorsal surface bears the scars of the removal of several previous longitudinal flakes or blades. The proximal end of the dorsal surface has been retouched by the removal of around eight or nine very small pressure…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-98E304

Record ID: CORN-98E304
Object type: MICRODENTICULATE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A microdenticulate, sub-rectangular in plan, an elongated rectangle in profile and plano-convex in section. The central portion of a flint bladelet, modified by the removal of a spall from the right margin to form a point at the right edge of the distal end. Both side margins of the dorsal face have been retouched to produce a denticulated edge. The distal end has also been retouched, resulting in an edge which would be suitable for scraping. The completed tool is a combined burin (or graver) and end scraper. The flint is grey-brown in colour and likely derives from a local beach pebb…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-98C3BB

Record ID: CORN-98C3BB
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint obliquely blunted microlith, trapezoidal in plan, lenticular in profile and in section. A section of a narrow flint bladelet which has been snapped at right angles at its proximal end, close to the striking platform; traces of the bulb of percussion are visible on the ventral face at this end. The right margin of the dorsal face of the bladelet has been snapped obliquely at the distal end and the oblique margin has then been blunted by retouch to produce the finished microlith. The flint is a fine, translucent pale grey-brown colour. Bond (2004) illustrates a similar obliqu…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-98B698

Record ID: CORN-98B698
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint blade, sub-rectangular in plan, crescentic in profile and triangular in section. A tertiary flake with no cortex remaining. The point of percussion, a small bulb of percussion and conchoidal ripples are all visible on its slightly concave ventral face. The dorsal face bears the scars of the removal of three earlier longitudinal flakes. The left margin of the ventral face has been retouched to create a cutting edge and the left margin of the dorsal face has some notches which have been caused by damage, possibly during the utilisation of the blade. There are patches of gloss on…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-988E37

Record ID: CORN-988E37
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint single-platform micro-core, rhomboidal in plan and profile, and plano-convex in section. A large patch of cortex remains on the dorsal face. The proximal end is flat and is the remnant of the striking platform. The ventral face retains the scars of three long linear flakes having been removed from the core, together with several shorter, narrower flakes. The fragment shows no signs of having been retouched or otherwise utilised and was apparently discarded as waste at the completion of the knapping process. The flint is fine-textured, and a light grey-brown colour, with one la…
Created on: Monday 27th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-98659E

Record ID: CORN-98659E
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint single-platform micro-core, oval in plan, plano-convex in profile and in section. The cortex has been removed from the proximal end by the removal of three large flakes to produce a triangular point. Subsequently six shallow flakes to make bladelets have been removed, probably by pressure flaking at the proximal margin of the largest of the three original flake scars. The distal half, or butt, of the pebble retains its cortex and could have been held comfortably in the hand when in use. The point of the artefact is damaged through use as a chopping or crushing tool. The surfac…
Created on: Monday 27th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-9561CE

Record ID: CORN-9561CE
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chert single-platform micro-core, oval in plan, plano-convex in profile and in section. The pebble was initially broken in half by a single blow, the point of percussion of which is visible at the left margin of the resulting striking platform. The bulbar scar can be seen originating from this point although the remainder of the surface of the striking platform is very irregular and featureless. Subsequently around eight thin flakes were removed from the edge of the platform, the scars of which can clearly be seen around about three-fifths of the circumference of the artefact. The c…
Created on: Monday 27th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-ABABCB

Record ID: CORN-ABABCB
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A snapped flint microblade, sub-rectangular in plan, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section. The proximal end of a Mesolithic microblade representing approximately half of the original. The point and bulb of percussion are clearly visible at the proximal end of the ventral face. The scars of removal of three earlier microflakes are visible on the dorsal face. The left margin of the dorsal face has been retouched to create a cutting edge and the right margin appears notched but this is likely due to damage. Microblades and microflakes occur in large numbers in many Mesolithi…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-3045E5

Record ID: CORN-3045E5
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint bladelet, an elongated rectangle in plan although curved at the distal end, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section. The blade is a tertiary flake with no cortex remaining. The proximal end was retouched as part of the platform preparation and to make the end narrower, but has since been damaged, resulting in the loss of the striking platform and part of the bulb of percussion. The conchoidal rippling resulting from the original blow is clearly visible along the full length of the dorsal face. The scars of the removal of several earlier longitudinal flakes are visibl…
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-694A22

Record ID: CORN-694A22
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint single-platform bladelet micro core, circular in plan and triangular in profile. Flakes have been removed two thirds of the way around the circumference from the platform edge, while the remaining third is covered in a layer of cortex. The flint is a mottled light grey to cream colour and may have been derived from a local beach pebble which has since been exposed to heat and cold so that the colour of the flint has become lighter. The core has also been in contact with iron which has left orange staining on most of the edges. The length to breadth ratio is about 1:1, which is a…
Created on: Thursday 10th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 29th October 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-00B3F7

Record ID: CORN-00B3F7
Object type: CHOPPER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete flint chopper, semi-circlular in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile and section. The dorsal and ventral faces are both retouched along the existing margin, at the chopping edge, but the edge is also damaged and fractured so that it has a stepped appearance. The edges of the flake scars are generally smooth and the surface appears to have been water-worn. A patch of cortex remains near the broken edge on the ventral face. The flint is a mottled grey-buff colour with orange patches on the surface where the flint has been stained from proximity to iron, but the colour and te…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-117D84

Record ID: CORN-117D84
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eighteen flint micro-cores of similar size, with flat platforms, generally plano-convex in profile and section, and a few with more tapering ends so that they are triangular in profile. The cores have had various bladelets removed from their sides, struck from the platform, and almost all are single platform cores, apart from two with two platforms, which are also the only two cores without any cortex remaining. The cores are a mottled light to dark grey colour and almost all of them have some cortex remaining on one side, which suggests that they were derived from local beach peb…
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th September 2011
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of CORN-452372

Record ID: CORN-452372
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint four-sided microblade or microlith, rectangular in plan and trapezoidal in profile and section, with a backed left margin of the dorsal face, and a retouched right margin, parallel to the left. The distal and proximal ends have both been snapped off to create squared-off parallel ends, which may have made it easier for multiple hafting of bladelets side by side to create one cutting edge. The colour of the flint is a mottled orange to light brown, and there is a small segment of cortex remaining on the left margin of the dorsal face, towards the proximal end, which suggests th…
Created on: Friday 12th August 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2011
Spatial data recorded.


Records per page: 10 20 40 100

Only results with images:
Only results with 3D content:

Sort your search by:

Which direction?

Total results available: 38
Search server index: valhalla

You are viewing records: 1 - 20.

Search statistics

  • Total quantity: 73
  • Mean quantity: 1.921
  • Maximum: 18

Filter your search

Institution

1 - 20 of 38 records.

Other formats: this page is available as json xml rss atom kml geojson qrcode representations.