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Record ID: LVPL-B3D25B
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Wirral
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint blade probably dating for the Late Upper Palaeolithic or early Mesolith period, c.13,000-8,000BC. The object is sub-oval in plan and 'wedge-shaped' in cross-section. Each face is smooth and no remains of the cortex are left. The long narrow edge is sharp and there is a small amount of retouch. The retouch is short and sub-parallel at an abrupt angle. The thicker wedge like edge measures 14mm in thickness and has had 4 flakes removed from it. One tip of the object is triangular in section and possibly has been broken, measuring 5mm in thickness. The opposite end is trapezoidal …
Created on: Tuesday 20th May 2014
Last updated: Friday 30th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hilbre Island', grid reference and parish protected.


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