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Record ID: DOR-E891B7
Object type: WASTE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three flint waste flakes. All are tertiary flakes of translucent light brown flint with a mid-gloss patina. Two have bulbs of percussion on the ventral face, the other is the distal end of a flake only. All have flaking scars on the dorsal surface. Date: Neolithic to Early Bronze Age Dimensions: [1] 35 mm x 23 mm x 5 mm [2] 22 mm x 35 mm x 6 mm [3] 28 mm x 29 mm x 5 mm Weight: [1] 3.5 g [2] 4.5 g [3] 4.5 g
Created on: Wednesday 3rd March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-5A6D0B
Object type: TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete tranchet or transverse arrowhead made on a reddish brown, semi-translucent tertiary flint flake. The flint has a mid-gloss patina with large matt patches and is sub-triangular in shape, one corner to the left where the retouch meets the cutting edge has been lost after manufacture, either through use or post-depositional damage. Both faces show invasive and semi-invasive, scaled, low-angle retouch extending along the left and the right sides and one blunt, rounded corner, leaving one angled sharp cutting edge unmodified. Date: Late Neolithic 3300 to 2350 BC Dimensi…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5DA64E
Object type: TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chisel-ended type arrowhead made utilising a tertiary flint flake. Sub-triangular. The flint is opaque, mottled mid to dark grey with a low-gloss patina. The dorsal face is smooth and flat with short, scaled semi-abrupt retouch around the left and right margins with the broad tip showing removal of a transverse flake creating a chisel edge. The ventral face shows a slight bulb of percussion on the right side which has been worked with long scaled low angle retouch in attempt to reduce. Date: Late Neolithic c. 2700 - 2300 BC Dimensions: 60.9 mm x 26.6 mm x 7.2 mm Weight: 11.07 g
Created on: Thursday 16th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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Record ID: SUSS-5C8C83
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint tranchet axe of Late Mesolithic date. The axe has rounded ends and expands in plan from the butt to the blade end; It is pointed oval in longitudinal and transverse cross section. It is 101.8mm long, 45.2mm wide and 24.7mm thick; it weighs 120 grams. It is made of pale grey flint with a heavy white patina. There are remains of original cortext at the butt end and small patches on both sides. The axe is extensively flaked on both sides. On one side there is evidence of large flake removal at the butt and down the sides and long, parallel semi-abrupt removals from the blade; the c…
Created on: Thursday 8th January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 22nd May 2014
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Record ID: DOR-BEF9A2
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint axe. Probable tranchet axe of Late Mesolithic date. Long, oval flaked axe with an oval cross section. Off-white flint with a heavy patina and orange iron staining. This object was unearthed many years ago and has been curated by the owners, hence its yellow-brown "mantlepiece" patina. The butt of the axe is tapered almost to a point. The axe is extensively flaked along both edges. The flakes are broad. The cutting edge is formed by similar broad flaking. The diagnostic transverse flake of a tranchet axe has been obscured by subsequent flaking or re-working. However, the overall …
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 22nd May 2014
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Record ID: DOR-0E7A57
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete flint axe. A large tranchet axe of the Mesolithic. The cutting edge and part of the body of the axe only remains, the butt having been broken off in antiquity. It is made from pale mid grey and grey brown flint with less siliceous patches and bands. It is patinated to a matt, pale grey colour with some iron staining. There are numerous flaking scars on all the surfaces, with several transverse flakes removed from one edge and resulting in an off-centre ridge along the length of the axe. The body of the axe has an irregular triangular cross section which, as the axe is sh…
Created on: Friday 5th March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-39CF58
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-064167
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A light grey flint tranchet axehead. Mid grey and grey-brown mottled flint with a small area of nodule cortex remaining. The surface has a milky, glossy patina and some iron staining. The axe tapers towards the butt and has a lenticular to sub-triangular cross section. Along one long side the edge is straight and the opposite edge is twisted. There is extensive, broad flaking from the edges over all surfaces. The margins are blunted and abraded. The cutting edge has been formed by removal of a single transverse (tranchet) flake from one face of the axe. Mesolithic: 10000 to 4000BC …
Created on: Monday 9th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DOR-9A0966
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-F0C744
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E9F146
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint axehead of Mesolithic date., The butt appears to have been broken off in antiquity. The tip and one edge appear to have suffered recent damage, the opposite edge has numerous small flaking scars which appear to be retouching. There is evidence of several transverse flakes being removed from one edge and these are highlighted with iron staining to the ridges of each one. It is roughly oval in cross section with one face having a slight central ridge. It is patinated to a semi matt pale grey colour to one face the other face is dark brown with less siliceous patches. …
Created on: Saturday 15th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-307901
Object type: SIDE SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic side scraper, measuring 23x32x7.5mm and weighing 7.91g. The flint is grey in colour with c.20% light patination. The left Dorsal/ right ventral edge is covered by coretex (c.20% surface area). From the coretex edge, the dorsal right, distal and proximal edges have all been worked quite steeply.
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-1E7F96
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early to late Bronze Age multi tool fabricated from a mid/dark grey flint secondary waste flake with light grey inclusions. It has extensive retouch to the edges. The longer worked edge has been notched and produced a saw like edge. The other worked edge was probably a scraper and/or knife. Dates to between c2350 to c800 BC. Length 58mm, width 26mm, thickness 11mm, weight 15.2g.
Created on: Thursday 12th September 2013
Last updated: Sunday 11th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterborne St Martin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-C73067
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-6BB778
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper of probable early Bronze Age date. The scraper has been made froma tertiary flake. At the proximal end on the ventral surface is a bulb of percussion and a marked bulbar scar. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface. On the dorsal surface there are a number of flaking scars and the distal end has been abruptly retouched. The mid to dark grey flint has a mid-gloss patina. Dimensions: 32.4mm by 29.2mm by 9.3mm Weight: 9.9g
Created on: Friday 25th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Over Compton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-4AF0D5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint scraper. Large discoidal scraper made on a tertiary flake patchy toffee couolred, red and cream coloured flint with a mid-gloss patina. There is a large bulb of percussion with a bulbar scar on the ventral face. There are several wide flaking scars on the dorsal face. There is a wide striking platform at the proximal end. Around 75% of the circumference of the scraper edge has been finely retouched. Date: Probably Neolithic. Dimensions: 47 mm x 44 mm x 16 mm Weight: 29 g
Created on: Monday 21st January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-DCE772
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint side and end scraper of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The scraper measures 26.6mm by 26.3mm by 8.9mm and weighs 5.8g. It is fresh and complete and has been made from a secondary flake (30% nodule cortex). Part of the distal end and one lateral side have been retouched. The retouch is fairly long and semi-abrupt.
Created on: Friday 16th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandford Orcas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F79087
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age incomplete scraper, with retouch along the broken distal edge. Measures 37x33.5x10.7mm and weighs 17.45g. The flint is light grey in colour with light 100% patination. The entire right dorsal edge has been worked. The left edge has been worked lightly. Both left and right ventral edges have additional light working. The distal end has working along its entire broken edge.
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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