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    • Broad period: NEOLITHIC
    • Created by: Peter Reavill

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Record ID: HESH-3BED25
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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An early to middle Neolithic ovate 'laurel leaf like' knife, dating from the period c. 3500-2900 BC. The tool is formed on a mid-orange yellow mottled coloured pieced coarse 'local flint'. In plan the flake is a pointed oval or cordate shape and in cross section it is broadly sub-oval (D-shaped). The tool is formed on a broad blade like flake; the ventral face shows conchoidal ridges and the blade has been struck from a prepared core. The upper / dorsal face shows two parallel ridges. The long edges have been reworked bifacially using both hard and soft hammer being neat and well orga…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Birch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4D5814
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
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A near complete leaf-shaped arrowhead of probable Neolithic date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead is formed on a mid brown grey coloured tertiary flint flake; both the dorsal and ventral faces are extensively retouched. The arrowhead is sub-triangular (an irregular pentagon) in plan and lentoid in cross section. The butt of the arrowhead has been trimmed and extensively reworked removing any trace of striking platform or bulb of percussion. The butt is rounded. In profile the arrowhead is also lentoid. The shape of the arrowhead could be described as ogival. Both the dorsal and ventral…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4D3EDD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
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A knapped and flaked flint scraper of later Neolithic date (3000-2000BC). The scraper is broken and incomplete it is formed on a flake of tertiary debitage. The scraper / knife is broadly oval in plan and irregular in cross section. The ventral face suggests it was struck in the opposite direction to the dorsal face. The dorsal is broadly a tablet shaped and the long edges have well organised short, sub-parallel and abrupt retouch. The flint is a mid grey brown colour with a well formed surface patina. The scraper measures 27.2mm length, 22.5mm width, is 4.7mm thick and weighs 4.10 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4CD246
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small and irregular flint scraper formed on a blade like flake of tertiary debitage (from the third and final phase of tool making) most probably dating from the Neolithic period (3500-2100 BC). The scraper is formed from an irregularrectangular flake of good quality black coloured flint. The ventral face shows conchoidal ripples but the bulb of percussion and the striking platform, point of percussion have been removed through snapping. The dorsal face has a number of irregular and regular flake scars. The two long edges have both been reworked / retouched with small narrow flakes p…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4B8BB0
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped lithic implement most probably the tip of a bi-facially knapped flint knife or scraper of Neolithic date (3500-2100BC). The knife is formed on a thing sub-triangular snapped flake with an oval cross section. The fragent represents a much larger tool which has been broken across the tip. Both the long edges on both faces have been reworked with a series of short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch has been applied to form a arc shaped cutting and scraping edge. Further on the ventral face less well organised retouch is present in the same area. The other edges of th…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-4B5DE1
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small and irregular flint tertiary debitage flake (from the third and final phase of tool making) dating from the Neolithic period (3500-2100 BC). The flake is formed from an irregular triangular piece of poor quality light grey coloured flint. The ventral face shows conchoidal ripples but the bulb of percussion and the striking platform, point of percussion have been removed through snapping. The dorsal face has a number of irregular and regular flake scars. There is no sign of retouch / secondary working. Modern abrasion / plough roll has effected other areas of the flake The flak…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4B4F17
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small and irregular flint tertiary debitage flake (from the third and final phase of tool making) dating from the Neolithic period (3500-2100 BC). The flake is formed from an irregular triangular piece of poor quality light grey coloured flint. The ventral face shows conchoidal ripples but the bulb of percussion and the striking platform, point of percussion have been removed through snapping. The dorsal face has a number of irregular and regular flake scars. There is no sign of retouch / secondary working. Modern abrasion / plough roll has effected other areas of the flake The flak…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4B3C6E
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small and irregular flint scraper formed on a tertiary debitage flake (from the third and final phase of tool making) dating from the Neolithic period (3500-2100 BC). The scraper is formed from an irregular triangular flake of poor quality light grey coloured flint. The ventral face shows conchoidal ripples but the bulb of percussion and the striking platform, point of percussion have been removed through snapping. The dorsal face has a number of irregular and regular flake scars. One section of one edge has been reworked / retouched with small narrow flakes probably made by indirect…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9D7B47
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Powys
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Three pieces of flint debitage of Neolithic date. The group comprises two unworked tertiary debitage waste flakes and a piece of secondary waste which has been reworked to form a crude scraper. The reworking is limited to a single curved edge and the retouch can be described as short scaled abrupt in nature. All pieces have been abraded in the plough soil. They have a bulk weight of 12.05 grams Retouched secondary debitage measures: 26.6 mm length, 28.8mm width, is 19.7mm thick and weighs 2.45 grams Tertiary debitage: 61.4mm length, 35.0mm width, is 26.9mm thick a…
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-F9EEEA
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC) thumbnail scraper formed on a mid grey flake of flint. The flake is broad and squat being recently snapped at the mid point - originally it would have been oval in plan but now is D shaped; in cross section it is broadly sub-rectangular. The flint flake is well preserved - evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen along curved external edge of the flake. This retouch is sort, sub-parallel and abrupt in nature. The retouch is well applied and controlled suggesting skill and competitence.Thumb nail scrapers are seen as …
Created on: Friday 7th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-F99AE3
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC) thumbnail scraper formed on a mid grey piece of tertiary debitage. The flint flake is broad and squat being oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The flint flake is not well preserved - evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen along two edges of the flake. This retouch is sort, sub-parallel and abrupt in nature. Thumb nail scrapers are seen as being a utility domestic scraping tool; they frequently occur in assemblages dating to the beaker period - Late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. Dimensions: 26.9mm…
Created on: Friday 7th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-40F7E7
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Middlesbrough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped, ground and polished axe / axehead of probable Neolithic date (2900-2100 BC). The axe is knapped from a dark grey / black fine grained igneous rock most probably volcanic tuff. This rock type is formed from compressed volcanic ash and has a fine grained composition with infrequent crystalline inclusions. Tuff is found in Britain and Ireland in a band that runs down the Irish Sea from the Lake District (the Langdale's source Group VI), County Antrim (Ireland), through North Wales (Graig Lwyd Group VII), and into Cornwall and Devon (Groups XVI and IV respectively). Vol…
Created on: Friday 16th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: HESH-8DB2C5
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
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A near complete ground and polished axehead formed of a very fine grained siliceous stone - probably a chert from the Cretaceous upper greensand horizon - of probable later Neolithic date (3000-2000 BC). The axe is knapped from a light grey / cream coloured chert with a milky white coloured surface patina. There is considerable mid orange staining across the reworked surface and this is possibly as a result in the burial environment - possibly indicating deposition within soils that are iron rich or have a predilection towards iron panning / waterlogging. The matrix of the stone is un…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 20th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broseley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-89DFE8
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Eardisland History and Heritage Group Site Code: HLF 07 Site Summary: Finds made during the excavation of two trenches placed across parallel linear cropmarks. The cropmarks are approximately 60m long and 4m apart. The trenches were dug on cultivated land and excavated to the natural sub-strata. Trench A East Ditch Context 044 Irregular flake of flint which has been burnt. It is possible that it represents debitage but it is too small and damaged to analyse Length 12.6mm Width 9.9mm, Thickness 2.2mm, Weight 0.28 grams
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardisland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-89C282
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Site Code: HLF 07 Site Summary: Finds made during the excavation of two trenches placed across parallel linear cropmarks. The cropmarks are approximately 60m long and 4m apart. The trenches were dug on cultivated land and excavated to the natural sub-strata. Trench A East Ditch Context 044. Large and irregular flake dating from the Neolithic Period (3500 -2100BC). The flake is large and irregular being formed from relatively good flint, although there are a number of areas of coarse external cortex present on the lower edges. This w…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardisland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-89928F
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Site Code: HLF 07 Site Summary: Finds made during the excavation of two trenches placed across parallel linear cropmarks. The cropmarks are approximately 60m long and 4m apart. The trenches were dug on cultivated land and excavated to the natural sub-strata. Trench A Sector 2 Context 002 - Subsoil (?) Four pieces of irregular flint or chert chunks or chips. None show distinct flaking facets and it is probable that they either represent natural unworked objects or are possibly the remains of debitage. Gross weight: 5.6 grams
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardisland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-896BF4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Site Code: HLF 07 Site Summary: Finds made during the excavation of two trenches placed across parallel linear cropmarks. The cropmarks are approximately 60m long and 4m apart. The trenches were dug on cultivated land and excavated to the natural sub-strata. Trench A Sector 1 Context 002 - Subsoil (?) Small irregular snapped flake or more likely blade of late Mesolithic or Neolithic date (6500 -2100BC). The flake is broadly a D shape with one edge being deliberately snapped. The flint is a mid brown colour and of relatively good…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardisland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-87E012
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Site Code: HLF 07 Site Summary: Finds made during the excavation of two trenches placed across parallel linear cropmarks. The cropmarks are approximately 60m long and 4m apart. The trenches were dug on cultivated land and excavated to the natural sub-strata. Trench A Sector 1 Context 002 - Subsoil (?) Large and irregular flake dating from the Neolithic Period (3500 -2100BC). The flake is large and irregular being formed from relatively poor flint with a very coarse matrix. The lower (ventral) face has the remains of a distinct b…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardisland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-87A4AD
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eardisland History and Heritage Group Site Code: HLF 07 Site Summary: Finds made during the excavation of two trenches placed across parallel linear cropmarks. The cropmarks are approximately 60m long and 4m apart. The trenches were dug on cultivated land and excavated to the natural sub-strata. Trench A Sector 1 Context 001 - Topsoil Three pieces of waste flint debitage dating from either the Mesolithic or Neolithic 6500 -2900 BC. All these fragments have no cortex present and although are extremely poor in quality probably represent tertiary waste from flint knap…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eardisland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0D7BAE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small flint scraper / side scraper formed on a secondary flake probably dating from the earlier Neolithic (3500-2500 BC). The scraper is formed on a pointed oval shaped flake which is D shaped in cross section. The ventral (lower) face shows conchoidal ripples and the bulb and point of percussion from a prepared distal platform. The dorsal face has a number of irregular and regular flake scars from previous flake removals and a large area of mid grey cream coloured cortex. The two long curved edges have been reworked / retouched with small regular flakes creating a cutting / scrapin…
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st July 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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