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Record ID: SOM-F4AFD4
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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Distal section of a tertiary flint blade, probably of Mesolithic date, c. 8300 to 3500 BC. The proximal end and the bulb of percussion are missing. The break is irregular with a hinge fracture and irregular breaks on the back; there are possible evidence of retouch on the front but it may be damage rather than deliberate breaking. There is a second retouched notch however about half the way down where the flint changes from translucent grey to opaque buff-grey. This notch is formed by short semi-parallel shallow to abrupt retouch and suggests the piece was being reworked to from microl…
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 30th September 2018
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Record ID: DOR-9D59EA
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A secondary flint blade flake probably produced during blade manufacture. Sub-rectangular, it has a triangular cross-section.The flint is mid-grey and is now covered in a thin smooth layer of speckled blue-white recortification giving a low-gloss patina. Thick nodular cortex remains on around 70% of the dorsal face from the distal end down the central ridge of the flake with surrounding linear blade flake removal scars. The ventral face is concave and shows no apparent bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. Date: Mesolithic 10000 BC to 4000 BC.Dimensions: 47.4mm x…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-C7580E
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A small tertiary flint flake. Sub-oval, the flint is opaque and mid-grey with less silaceous beige areas and is now covered in a thin layer of speckled re-cortification giving a low-gloss patina. The dorsal face shows parallel blade removal scars, the ventral face has a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. Probably debitage from bladelet production. Dimensions: 32.3mm x 15.3mm x 6.5mm. Weight: 2.17g. Date: Possibly Mesolithic - c. 10000 BC to 4000 BC.
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-C74BE3
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A small tertiary flint bladelet. Sub-rectangular with a triangular cross-section, the flint is opaque and mottled mid-grey, now covered in a layer of off-white speckled re-cortification giving a low-gloss patina, areas of reddish brown ferrous staining mainly to ridges are also visible. The dorsal face shows parallel blade removal scars, the ventral face has a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. Date: Mesolithic 10000 BC to 4000 BC.Dimensions: 26.5mm x 14.5mm x 4.7mm.Weight: 2.03g.
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-C73067
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A small serrated bladelet manufactured on a secondary flake of flint. Elongate with one end rounded and one end rectilinear with a trapezoidal cross-section, the flint is semi-opaque and mid-grey, now covered in a thin layer of speckled re-cortification giving a low-gloss patina. Cortex remains along the whole of the left side margin of the dorsal face. The left side margin of the ventral face is almost entirely covered in a fine serrated re-touch with around 16 teeth. Dimensions: 29.3mm x 13.8mm x 4.7mm. Weight: 1.46g. Date: Mesolithic 10000 BC to 4000 BC.
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 22nd July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-96BDA7
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A tertiary retouched blade flake produced during the process of blade manufacture. The flake is sub-oval with one end rounded, one end diagonally rectilinear. The flint is semi-translucent and mid-brown with a mid-gloss patina. The dorsal face shows a removal of three narrow parallel blade flakes, the left side margin and proximal end shows very fine scaled, semi-abrupt retouch indicating possible use as a knife or manufacture of a microlith, this retouch is also present on the right side margin of the ventral face and maybe a result of abrasion during use. The ventral face shows a sma…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: DOR-E83322
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A small multi-platform flint core. The mid-grey flint is patinated white and there is an area of worn, off-white nodule cortex remaining on one face. There are several bladelet removal made in three directions. The platforms have been abraded. Date: Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - c. 7000 to 3500 BC Weight: 18 g
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-ECDBB1
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A flint core produced during the process of blade manufacture. The core is conical in shape and has two platforms; there is a primary platform with working around almost all of its circumference and some minimal opposed end flaking from a secondary platform at the tip. The flint is opaque, mid to light grey with a high-gloss patina. A small area of cortex remains covering no more than 5% of the surface. Multiple linear blade removal scars are visible around all sides. There is no significant evidence for platform dressing or abrasion. Date: Late Mesolithic to early Neolithic 7000 …
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F0C744
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A complete knapped flint 'Thames pick' type Tranchet axe dating to the Mesolithic period (c.9000 - 4000BC). The object is elongated ovoid shape inplan with a roundedbutt and bladed edge. It is roughly D-shaped in cross-section although highly irregular. It is slightly wasted around its'middle of the object. The object has long flaking covering much of the object but with a patch of cortex along the middle of the facing without the tranchet flake. There is a small transverse flake along the edge of the of one face creating an edge at the wide end, this technique is generally associa…
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-34EBB9
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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Part of a flint tranchet axehead. The object is irregularly bifacially flaked, with an asymmetrical cross-section. The margins are crude and sometimes markedly 'zig-zag': there are some areas of deliberate battering to blunt them. The cutting edge (now damaged, either in use or post-loss) is formed by removal of an oblique flake across the end of the axe. The break is slightly oblique, the presence of a small bulb on one edge of the break may indicate deliberate 'anvil' breakage. The axe has a matt off white , all over patina with some reddish brown ferrous stains. Date: Mesolithic…
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-E6FCA7
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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Bladelet 1: A flint bladelet produced in the process of blade/microlith manufacture. The flake is sub-oval with a trapezoidal cross section. The dorsal face shows four parallel, linear blade removal scars, the distal end terminates in a hinge fracture. The ventral face shows a prominent bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a hard hammer. The flint is now covered in a smooth off-white re-cortification and has a mid-gloss patina.Date: Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic: 6500 - 3300 BC. Dimensions: 25mm x 17.9mm Weight: 2.4g Bladelet 2: A flint bladelet produced in the process o…
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
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Record ID: DOR-39CF58
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A complete tranchet axehead. The axehead is small and irregular. It has a broadly trapezoidal cross section and is crudely parallel sided, tapering to a blunt point at the butt end. Both faces are formed by irregular steep to semi-invasive flaking and the edges are of irregular 'zig-zag' form with only slight battering. The cutting edge is steeply profiled and both offset from, and angled to, the main axis of the axe. Both faces show cross-body, covering flakes, one of which has only partially traversed the axe. Made on light grey mottled flint; an area of worn chalky cortex remains o…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-21E082
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single platform sub-conical bladelet core. The tip of the core tapers to a blunt point and there are several flake scars on the irregular platform surface, but all appear to relate to platform preparation. The bladelet removal scars are broadly parallel, modern edge damage means that the presence and degree of platform dressing abrasion cannot be determined. The flint is mid grey, slightly mottled with faint incipient blue-white patination in places and high-gloss patina with some red-brown ferrous staining along flake scar ridges. Date: Mesolithic - 10000 to 4000BC Dimensions…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-216AE4
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single platform sub-conical blade or bladelet core. The removal scars are sub-parallel, and vary markedly in size; some hinge fracture terminations are present. Modern edge damage means that the presence and degree of platform dressing abrasion cannot be determined. The flint is mid to dark grey mottled with a high-gloss patina and some red-brown ferrous staining along flake scar ridges. Date: Mesolithic to Early Neolithic 10000 to 3300BC. Dimensions: 47.2mm x 53mm. Weight: 124g.
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-C17E0C
Object type: PICK
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pick made on part of a weathered nodule of pale grey mottled flint. The object has an irregular, almost plano-convex cross-section. One face has been flaked all over to a flatish surface, the other has been steeply flaked all along one margin and partially steeply flaked along the other. This face also retains a substantial area of weathered chalky cortex, including on the blunt butt. Both margins have been deliberately battered to blunt them. The tip tapers to a point. On the cortical face there is longitudinal thinning flake scar, struck from the tip end. On the opposite face anot…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-C129AA
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tranchet axe with an irregular, variable cross-section, made on a naturally fractured, weathered nodule of mottled opaque pale grey flint. The piece is crudely bifacially flaked, one face retains a substantial area of thick weathered cortex, the other is flaked all over. The sharp cutting edge is formed by oblique removal of a small 'tranchet' flake. Unusually, the butt end is also sharp and may have been reworked to form an alternative cutting edge, also by oblique flake removals on both faces. The margins are irregular and show evidence of deliberate battering to blunt them. Th…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: DOR-DBA20D
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core with two opposing platforms. Mid grey highly siliceous flint with occasional oval patches of less siliceous lighter grey flint. There is an area of abraded nodule cortex at one side.The core is angular with numerous, small, parallel flake removals from both the opposed platforms. Both platforms have beed formed by the removal of transverse flakes.The surface has a glossy patina. Date: Probably Mesolithic to Early Neolithic Dimensions: 33.5 mm x 40.5 mm x 34.5 mm Weight: 67.37 g
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd November 2016
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Record ID: DOR-9A5314
Object type: PICK
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A flaked flint pick dating to a late Mesolithic to early Neolithic period. The pick is made on a thermally fractured fragment of light grey flint nodule with a crude shape and crudely triangular cross section. One end is asymmetrical with a sub-rounded 'burr' to one side, the other tapers to a point which has suffered some post-depositional damage. One face is made by rough and sometimes deep flaking, as is the 'broad' end of a second face. The remaining surfaces are natural thermal fractures. Small areas of cortex remain on the butt and one edge. The exposed flint has a thin blue -wh…
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: DOR-9A0966
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A flaked flint pick or possible tranchet axe dating to a late Mesolithic to early Neolithic period. The pick is made on an elongate sub-cylindrical nodule of mottled grey flint with an asymmetric/irregular cross-section. One end is formed by rough bifacial flaking and may originally have been transversely flaked on one face to form a tranchet cutting edge (although this is much damaged, possibly in antiquity which may be attempts at secondary sharpening but have left part of this end with a flat facetted edge). The other end retains a large area of slightly worn cortex and has been cr…
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: DOR-999471
Object type: PICK
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flaked flint pick dating to the late Mesolithic to early Neolithic period. The pick is irregular and elongate in shape with a crudely triangular cross section along its whole length and all three faces are formed by rough, sometimes relatively deep flaking. All three edges are irregular and deliberately battered during manufacture, one retains traces of chalky cortex. One end tapers to a blunt point which has suffered some post-depositional damage, the other was deliberately truncated to an asymmetrical 'wedge'. The surfaces are mostly mid-gloss and have thin white patination with a…
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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