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Record ID: CAM-EB7211
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, veined brown, polished flint axehead, with all-over polish. A few very small recent nicks occur on the blade edge, which is straight in section and markedly diagonal in plan.
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CAM-8B0752
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pointed Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian flint handaxe which is patinated white and bifacially worked. Part of the butt has broken off and since patinated. There is also a small portion that has broken off more recently at the edge, near the point, which reveals light grey flint. The sides taper gradually to a point which has survived well. One face has brown scrape marks along it. The length is 103.43mm, the width is 60.16mm, the thickness is 31.06mm and the weight is 131.2g.
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somersham Parish Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAMHER-D71394
Object type: FLAKED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flint axehead, measuring 148.5mm in length, 48.5mm in max. width and 29.5mm thick. The axehead has been knapped into a long and tapering shape. One terminal is slightly pointed, while the other is rounded. The knapping scars are multi-directional, but mostly extend downwards and outwards from the centre, forming a high central ridge on one face, while the other is slightly flatter. The edges of the axe have some areas of retouch, and some evidence of damage. The light grey flint is heavily patinated with iron staining.
Created on: Thursday 20th August 2009
Last updated: Monday 23rd March 2015
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Record ID: CAM-027416
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Palaeolithic flint handaxe. The axe is 122mm long and 90mm wide. Its thickness is 28mm and its weight is ?g. It is ovate or cordate in shape, with bifacial working. The dorsal surface retains some cortex. Part of the ventral surface at the proximal end has broken off. All edges apart from the proximal? end have been retouched to form cutting edges. The orange/brown patination suggests deposition within river terrace gravels. This is Lower or Middle Palaeolithic(Achuelian) and probably dates to between 360,000 to 180,000 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
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Record ID: CAM-BAD957
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A polished flint axe of Neolithic date. Pointed oval section. This axe is almost complete but has a couple of fresh post-depositional flakes removed from the surface by later damage. Weight is in excess of 200g (too heavy for this set of weighing scales). Length is 129.90mm, maximum width is 50.64mm tapering to c.16.26mm, maximum thickness is 27.54mm.
Created on: Friday 1st February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 1st May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Kesteven Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-0F3918
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cobble of good quality black flint used as a core for bladelet production. Bladelet scars are present on some surfaces. One patinated surface is present. Possible core rejuvination. Probably early Neolithic in date, but possibly late Mesolithic. Weight is 76.10g, dimensions: 51.22mm x 46.79mm x 31.19mm.
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2012
Last updated: Saturday 8th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Soham Parish Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-26FA23
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A slightly incomplete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Early to Middle Bronze Age date 2400-1001 BC. The tip of one barb has broken off but this appears to be the only area of damage to the artefact. This artefact has a very flattened oval cross section. The retouch is short to long but definately not invasive or covering resulting in a large central area on both surfaces of flat non-retouched flint, possibly due to the presence of an impurity through the centre of the arrowhead. The retouch is parallel with an area that appears to be scaled. The angle of this retouch is semi-a…
Created on: Sunday 23rd November 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st December 2014
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Record ID: CAM-62861D
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Early to Middle Bronze Age date 2400-1001 BC. The tip of one barb has broken off. Other smaller areas have also suffered some damage with the extreme tip of the arrowhead being absent, a notch being present in one edge a short distance below the tip and slight dammage to the base of the tang. This artefact has an asymmetrical cross section with one surface being flatter than the other to form a sub-triangular shape. The retouch is covering on one surface and invasive on the flatter surface. Most of the retouch is scaled, with a few…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Saturday 29th November 2014
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Record ID: CAM-DC5FBD
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead. This arrowhead was a tertiary flint object but has since completely recorticated. The only area where recortication is not present is at the tips of the barbs which have broken off. The artefact is bifacially worked, the retouch covering one side and being invasive - almost covering - on the other side. On the invasive side just a narrow (2.0mm) length (18.1mm) does not show retouch, the initial longitudinal working of the flint visible through the surrounding retouch. The retouch on both sides is scaled and low-angle. This projectil…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: CAM-79648B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A single piece of secondary flint debitage of unknown date, probably late Neolithic to Bronze Age. A striking platform and point of percussion are visibly present on this flake. The pronounced bulb of percussion and well defined conchoidal ripple marks indicate hard hammer production. The dorsal side has a pronounced concave recess at the proximal end indicating that a flake had been removed before this one. Recortication has started on the striking platform, ventral and dorsal face. This recortication is present within the concave proximal zone on the dorsal side, and distal c. tw…
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: CAM-2A7106
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An arrowhead, formed from tertiary flint, that is either barbed and tanged with the barbs having broken off or was originally a leaf shaped arrowhead that has been reworked to have a tang at the middle of the lower edge. The arrowhead is bifacially worked with covering low angle parallel retouch on the ventral side. The other side has long to invasive low angle scaled retouch. The arefact has recorticated although this has been removed at the base of the arrowhead around the tang. It is uncertain whether this is a result of reworking or later depositional damage. Weight is 1.70g, leng…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-2B0E61
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tertiary flint scraper. This flint has a subtriangular cross-section with a longitudinal mid ridge along one surface. The opposite side has evidence of a shallow bulb or percussion and very shallow S-shaped profile indicative of soft hammer working. All surfaces are heavily recorticated except for the areas of retouch suggesting that these are evidence of more recent reworking. It is possible that this piece of flint initially broke and was debitage during blade production and then later reused. The retouch is present on the two longitudinal opposite edges. This retouch is short, sc…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-2888F4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tertiary flint, late, scraper. This piece of flint is a pale orangey-brown suggesting that it had been subjected to iron staining and a pale grey shows through on the areas of retouch. The retouch is short, scaled and abrupt. A fragment of fossil or shell impression is present on one side of this object. Weight is 10.43g, length is 44.3mm, width is 34.0mm and thickness is 10.3mm. The utililisation of natural flints is a feature of late flint industries. Working note: scraper 3. Finder's reference: A2.
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-28B4CD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A primary flint, very late and very crudely made, scraper. A large inclusion occupies approximately half of the inner surface of the flint, which seems to have two hinge fractures along two edges. The most obvious of these has an abrupt near vertical angle although this may account for later damage. The other possible hinge fracture, if it is such, is much more subtle running along the edge of the flint. However this may just be how the flint has fractured at a shallow, very low angle between the flint and cortex. The opposite edge has short scaled abrupt retouch. Possibly a reutilise…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-8C5549
Object type: FLAKED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flaked flint axehead, bifacially worked to produce an asymmetric sub-lozenge shaped cross-section. Significant amounts of recortication has occurred on this secondary peiece of flint, cortex remaining over the majority of the butt end. The presence of one small cavity is visible on the surface. This oval cavity measures 3.2mm x 2.4mm. Some battering on edges and on cutting edge. While this object could be a 'preform' which was intended to be polished the less perscriptive term 'Flaked Axe' is prefered. Probably Neolithic. Weight 191.44g, Length 106.6mm, Width 51.8mm, Thickness 29.6mm.
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Record ID: CAM-BB87BF
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A recorticated tertiary flint core. This core has a sub-trapezoidal to sub-triangular cross-section and sub oval shape with a single flaking direction. It was used in the production of broad blades suggesting an Early Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date. Possible presence of core dressing. Probably a Clark (1960) Type A2. Weight 11.41g, length 50.3mm, maximum width 17.9mm, maximum thickness 11.6mm. Finder's reference: SP6.
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: CAM-BCD9FF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A primary flint possible scraper, possibly with secondary working, of late Bronze Age to Iron Age date. This piece of flint has recorticated. The probable retouch is short, probably scaled (or sub-parallel if not scaled), and abrupt. Weight is 55.94g, length is 68.1mm, width is 56.6mm, thickness is 14.0mm. Working note: scraper 4. Finder's reference: SC1.
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-BBA014
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A retouched tertiary gun flint dating from the 17th century AD through to the present. This piece of flint has a sub-rectangular shape and sub-trapezoidal cross-section. The largest surface, or back of the flint, has a slight concave curve This gun flint was it was found within a few miles of a known Napolionic prisoner of war camp dating from AD 1797. Weight is 10.66g, length is 32.7mm, width is 27.5mm and thickness is 7.8mm.
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: CAM-F6D256
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic polished flint axehead, as this implement is polished all over it is likely to be of early, or middle Neolithic date. This axehead has an pointed-oval cross-section. It weighs 219.89g, has a length of 108.1mm, and maximum width of 62.5mm and maximum thickness is 27.6mm.
Created on: Saturday 30th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: CAM-DABE02
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tertiary flint blade, of Early Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date (9000-6500BC/4000-3300BC) which has completely recorticated and is now white in colour with the exception for a small recent chip which shows the dark grey to black flint below. Bulb and point of percussion visible as are conchoidal ripple marks. The dorsal face shows removal of parallel blades. Possible short parallel to sub-parallel abrupt to semi-abrupt retouch on the proximal dorsal and proximal dorsal mesal edge. Halfway along the dorsal face a transverse stepped or hinge fracture, most visible on the outer two …
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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