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    • Broad period: NEOLITHIC
    • Created by: Anna Booth
    • County: Dorset

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Record ID: SOM-F788A2
Object type: AWL
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint awl or piercer of probable Neolithic date. The proximal end is unworked and retains the outer, rounded pebble cortex. Above this on the dorsal face are three long, thin, parallel flaking scars. The distal end has then been worked to a point by retouching both edges from around the mid-point onwards. The object therefore has a rounded butt with a long, thin piercer extending from this, curving downwards slightly and tapering a little towards the end. The tip is blunt and this probably the result of damage following deposition. The flint is dark grey-brown in colour, growing ligh…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cattistock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-72B8F0
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worked flint side scraper, made from a secondary flake. The dorsal face has a central ridge running its length. To the right of this, the majority of the dorsal face is corticated. To the left is a long flaking scar, with two smaller ones at the promimal end. The left edge of the dorsal face has short semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral face is slightly convex. The flint is dark brown-grey with a light-grey patch on the ventral face at the bulb of purcussion. The object is probably of Neolithic to Bronze Age date. Length: 48.4mm Width: 23.1mm Thickness: 9.4mm Weight: 10.2g
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bradford Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-70C006
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three flint waste flakes, found close together. All likely to be of Neolithic to Bronze Age date. 1. Secondary waste flake with no signs of retouch. The edges remains sharp, with a small amount of plough damage. Cortex covers the majority of the dorsal face. The flint is mottled grey in colour with a high gloss patina. Length: 38.5mm, Width: 25.9mm, Thickness: 9.8mm Weight: 8.2g 2. Tertiary flint waste flake with no obvious sign of retouch. The edges remain relatively sharp. The flake is dark grey-brown in colour with a lighter patch on the left hand side. Length: 41.2mm…
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bradford Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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