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Record ID: WILT-9F1DBA
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy awl of possible Bronze Age to Roman date, c. 1500 BC - AD 410. The object consists of a rod of copper alloy, sub-square in cross section at one end, tapering into a point, whilst the other end tapers slightly, but the tip appears to have been broken off, probably an old break. length 51.80 mm; width 4.40mm; thickness 4.20mm; weight 3.82g. cf. similar objects recorded on this database: WILT-897598, SWYOR-472835, WMID-7999D4.
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-3F8E48
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy awl or gouge. The awl has an rectangular cross section. It tapers towards both ends from the centre. Both sides taper on all four faces and terminates in a sub circular sectioned point. One side is slightly bent upwards. Reference: Read.B, 2016, pg.99, no.694. Date: Possibly late Bronze Age 1150 to 800 BC. Dimensions: 67.2mm 5mm 4.6mm Weight: 7.42g.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-AD7774
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Late Bronze Age (c.1150-800 BC) copper alloy probable awl, with a square cross-section tapering into a flat rectangular sectioned tang at one end, and an oval cross section tapering to a rounded point at the other. Date: Late Bronze Age Dimensions: 60.8mm x 3.9mm x 3.9mm Weight: 3.55g Similar to database record HAMP-10928A
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-9C4AB8
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy awl. The the awl is sub-circular in cross-section and is faceted longitudinally. It tapers to a point at both ends. One end is slightly thicker than the other and is damaged and corroded.Date: Bronze Age - c. 2150 - 800 BCDimensions: 47.62 mm x 6.62 mmWeight: 5.77g Plain copper alloy awls are hard to date precisely but ones of this form are known to have been introduced in the Bronze Age (2150-800 BC) with most being Late Bronze Age in date (1150-800 BC).
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-533DF1
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl or "graver". The mid section has a square cross section and either end tapers extends into a long tapering point with a circular cross section.This created four lozengiform faces on the mid section.Date: Bronze Age to laterDimensions: 86.33 mmx 5.19 mmWeight: 8.65 g Although possibly Bronze Age, it is difficult to distiguish tools of this type from later,items of similar function (Peter Reavill pers. comm.)
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: DOR-6DF7F6
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy awl or gouge. The awl has a rectangular cross section. It tapers towards both ends from the centre. One side tapers on all four faces and terminates in a sub circular sectioned point. The other side tapers on two opposite sides to produce a wedge shaped terminal. There is a short, wide groove on the upper and lower faces of the terminal, suggesting this may be a small gouge. Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 1500 - 800 BC Dimensions: 84.49 mm x 5.70 mm x 4.45 mm Weight: 11.25 g
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Last updated: Thursday 18th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Rawston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-19D7F2
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete probably Bronze Age (2150-800 BC) copper alloy awl or punch, missing much of its tang. It measures 43.77x(max)8.12x(max)6.62mm and weighs 8.02g. The tang is circular in cross-section and worn at its break, where is measures 4.97mm in diameter. The 'working end' of the awl measures 8.10x6.65mm where the tang extends and is oval in cross-section, but with the longer edges flattened. It tapers to c.4.5x4.1mm where the tip widens to 4.6mm in diameter and then arrows again to the point (now 1.3mm in diameter).
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Hinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BA5B26
Object type: AWL
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A crested blade which has been adapted to make an awl or borer. A crude crested blade of dark grey brown translucent flint with an area of abraded nodule cortex and a low gloss patina. Both the proximal and distal ends of the original flake have been removed. The dorsal face is crested and the edges have been worked from the ventral face. Crested blades are created in preparing a blade core in order to get a more predictable strike.There is some crude abrupt retouch at the distal end, probably in order to shape the flake into an awl. Date: Early Neolithic - 3500 - 2500 Dimensions: …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2011
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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-B251B3
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper awl of possible Bronze Age date. The awl measures 51.2mm by 6.2mm by 4.9mm and weighs 5.1g. It has a broadly rectangular cross-section and tapers to a blunt point at each end.
Created on: Friday 2nd May 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Portesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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