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Record ID: HESH-BDE617
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Flint ‘thumbnail’ scraper of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC). The flint flake is broad and squat being oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. It measures 21.2mm length, 24.9mm width, is 7.6mm thick and weighs 4.08 grams. The flint flake is not well preserved and the bulb of percussion on the reverse face cannot be identified. Evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen on the front end / edge of the flake; these facets are small neat and regular. Other evidence of secondary working cannot be seen. Both faces of the tool have i…
Created on: Monday 16th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-792474
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, but damaged, knapped (?), and ground axe head of probable later Neolithic date (2900-2100 BC). The axe is knapped from a mid brownish green black igneous rock, possibly a Gabbro. This rock could be knapped in a similar way to flint to form tools. However, the composition of the rock which forms the axe head is different to that of the majority of stone axe heads from the period. The axe head also has a thin seam of softer material probably a pyroxene inclusion. Pyroxene is common as an inclusion in many igneous rocks but is not often found in stone axe heads. The presence o…
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-548857
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Middle Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead has been knapped from a light-mid brown translucent flint and is 42.8mm long, 18.1mm wide, and is 3.5mm thick. It weighs 2.72 grams. Both faces have been pressure (ripple) flaked with small neat narrow facets. The upper two thirds of both edges exhibit areas of secondary flaking or retouch. There are three areas of damage; the first is to the point of the arrowhead, the second is to one of the sides, and the third is to the base. None of these areas se…
Created on: Wednesday 14th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-2502F6
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Small flint waste flake / debitage probably dating from the Neolithic period (3500 - 2100 BC). The flake is irregular in both plan and profile. It has number of regular facets (caused by flaking) on the upper (dorsal) face of the flake. There is a patch of cortex (the rough outer skin of the flint nodule) present on the dorsal edge. This suggests that this flake comes from the secondary phase of tool production. The cortex is white and is similar to that of flint nodules from chalk areas. The underside (ventral face) of the flake shows a small neat bulb of percussion, which is position…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2013
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Record ID: HESH-372C43
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Leaf shaped flint arrowhead (projectile point) of probable early Neolithic date (3000-2500 BC). The arrowhead is ‘kite-shaped’ in that it is broadly triangular in plan with graduated expanding edges from a pointed tip to a relatively flat – inturned base. In cross section the arrowhead is broadly lentoid. The arrowhead has been formed from a broad relatively thin blade, and the upper (dorsal) face has a series of longitudinal blade scars present suggesting that the blade had been removed from a relatively well worked core. The lower (ventral) face shows clear conchoidal fractures…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-375DF2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small flint waste flake / debitage probably dating from the Neolithic period (2900 - 2100 BC). The flake is broadly oval in both plan and D shaped in profile. It has number of regular facets caused by flaking and also plough-damage on the upper (dorsal) face of the flake. The lower (ventral) face has very little evidence of flaking. It does however show evidence of conchoidal fractures suggesting that the bulb of percussion has been removed by later flaking. There is a small area of cortex (the rough outer skin of the flint nodule) present on the dorsal face. This suggests that this fl…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-88BE76
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of blade. Mid grey flint with heavy white patina. Distal and proximal ends have been broken off. triangular cross section. There are several flaking scars on the dorsal surface. Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 6 mm Weight: 1.5 g
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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Record ID: SOMDOR-88A9B5
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
3 secondary flakes.Mid grey and white patinated grey flint. Irregular flakes, all with patches of nodule coretx. All have bulbs and waves of percussion. One has a hinge fracture at the distal end. There are several flaking scars on the dorsal surfaces. Sample Dimensions: 46 x 29 x 11 mm Total Weight: 26 g
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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Record ID: HESH-914E47
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small tertiary flake which has been utilised as a scraper of probable earlier Neolithic date (3500BC - 2500BC). The flint flake is sub-oval in plan and sub-rectangular in profile. The bulb of percussion is missing and is likely to have been trimmed from the artefact during preparation. The area of secondary reworking (retouch) covers all of the edges of the flake. The retouch is uniform in shape being formed from small narrow bladed facets. It seems likely that this flake was a by-product (or waste flake) of tool making, however, there is no evidence of cortex (rough outer skin of the…
Created on: Thursday 14th September 2006
Last updated: Monday 27th November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-8B9CEA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete unpolished flaked axe of Neolithic date and of Scandinavian type. The object has a convex cutting edge and straight parallel sides which taper to a squared off butt end. The cutting edge measures 64mm in width and is 3mm thick. A large oval flake has been removed from one face just above the cutting edge in recent times and is likely due to plough damage. Each face of the object has been worked with flaking. The flaked sides taper evenly towards the butt end which is rectangular in cross-section. The butt end measures 25.5mm in width and is 22mm thick. The butt e…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinedor', grid reference and parish protected.


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