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Record ID: OXON-B18F30
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A modern (c. AD 1800-2010) flint scraper made on an ancient flake of uncertain prehistoric date. The scraper is broadly circular in plan with part of the platform and the buld retained. There is some re-cortication, through which the modern retouching is cut. The modern retouching is at the proximal tip and around the distal edge. It is possible that a farm worker (for example) may have created and used this scraper in Victorian (or even more modern) times. The Victorians also used to practice flint knapping; this example is of the incorrect shape to be a gun flint so was probably form…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-325B98
Object type: STRIKE A LIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two possible strike-a-lights, one on a prehistoric core, shown modern reuse of a prehistoric object. Found near a railway cutting so could be associated with navvies there c1840s possibly. Metal stains on core fragment.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
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Record ID: SF-607BB1
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
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A snapped flint flake, probably for the manufacture of gunflint, struck from a dark brown flint. It is triangular in form, trapezoidal in section with central platform and some slight edge retouch, snapped towards the bulb of percussion. It measures 43.97mm in length, 31.79mm in width, 8.04mm in thickness and 7.28g in weight. It is of probable 19th to 20th century AD date.
Created on: Monday 11th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-604495
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint long flake, probably for the manufacture of gunflint, struck from a mottled grey flint. It is sub-rectangular in form, trapezoidal in section with long central platform, bulb of percussion at one end and some slight edge retouch. It measures 86.35mm in length, 27.33mm in width, 5.77mm in thickness and 14.42g in weight. It is of probable 19th to 20th century AD date.
Created on: Monday 11th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-B55A11
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small rectangular gun flint probably from a small handgun / firearm / pocket pistol of post medieval - modern date (1700-1850 AD). The flint is sub-square in plan and trapezoidal in profile and section. The flint is a light mottled grey colour. The dorsal face has been knapped / worked on all four sides; this work consists of creating sloping edges to give it a trapezoidal side view. The ventral face retains the waves emanating outwards from the point of impact, but the bulb of percussion has been removed. The flint is unabraded suggesting it hasn't been used. The mottled grey natu…
Created on: Friday 16th December 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-95AB74
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lithic implement; a flint annular ring which probably dates from the 19th or early 20th century. It is made of opaque tan flint and has scalar retouch. It weighs about 2g. This object has been identified by Hazel Martingel and is probably a rare survivor of the work of flint knappers during the early part of the 20th century. They were originally called 'fakes' but later 'replicas'. Bill Basham was one such flint knapper who made a flint necklace of rings very like this one. He also made a Flint alphabet! At the time, gunflints were made in Brandon in Suffolk and some of the skilled …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2011
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
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Record ID: NLM-5DB1E6
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MODERN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark blue-black flint with white surface staining, East Coast flint from Glacial Drift. Possibly Debitage as identified by finder; this reporter regards evidence for 'working' as natural damage. Flat ovate fragment of dark flint with chipping all around its edges. The rippling from these chips appears to run inwards from the edge of the object, and probably result from the object rolling in surf. A whitish surface deposit is interrupted by these scars; as this may be salt, this further suggests the object to have been exposed by recent coastal erosion, and the damage to be of recent…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skipsea', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-792AC8
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large oval bifacial lithic object of uncertain function, made from a flake of good quality black flint. On opposing sides two large semi-circular 'bites' have been removed.
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2011
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NCL-782FD1
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval gunflint used in a flint lock rifle dating from the 16th to 18th century. It measures 26.43mm in length, 26.84mm in width, 8.54mm in thickness and weighs 7.8g. This flint is of a light brown color. The flint is in a general square shape, with rounded corners on one end and a straight edge on the other. The flint is somewhat trapezoidal in plan, with the trapezoid shape coming to a head about 5mm from the rounded edge. This trapezoidal shape quickly tappers from its peak so that the straight edge end is very thin. The reverse of the flint is smooth and flat, apart from on…
Created on: Thursday 3rd June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
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Record ID: SF-108A65
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unpatinated flint flake produced during the manufacture of gunflint in the 19th-20th centuries AD. It is triangular in form and from the end of a platform gunflint blade, measuring 46.49mm in length, 35.66mm in width, 9.28mm in thickness, and 12.50g in weight. Interestingly, the edges of the flake have been subject to secondary retouch, a feature noted on numerous examples of gunflint waste flakes but seemingly with no obvious explanation as to why the flakes were retouched (Dr. C. Pendleton, pers. comm.).
Created on: Wednesday 16th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C27F13
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake which is irregular in shape. Both the bulb of percussion and ripples are visible. Large chips have been broken from the edges and it has not been retouched. It has been struck irregularly with a very hard blow, and this along with the 'crushed' edges indicates that the flake may have been struck in modern times. It has a smooth mid-grey patina.
Created on: Friday 7th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clotton Hoofield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FFCDD6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chert(?) arrowhead, the tip missing (possibly recent break). Flat based form with low side notches of American Indian type. All-over bifacially worked a mottled pale/medium browns and greys in colour. This arrowhead was presumably imported in 19th-20th centuries possibly as a necklace and subsquently lost on the heath at Dunwich.
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dunwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-554E36
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MODERN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undiagnostic struck flint waste flake. The fissures are very fresh in appearance and the suggestion was made that this is a modern piece. The flint is mid-grey to mottled blue-white in colour with 45% cortex remaining. It measures 52.93mm by 56.73mm, is 10.06mm thick and weighs 32.26g.
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SF-2D8614
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A platform gunflint of small size, and post 1790 in date. Measuring 28.43mm by 19.77mm in size and 6.00mm in thickness. The flint is unpatinated and grey/black in colour.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8C47C2
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A new nineteenth-century gunflint production site has been discovered. platform gunflints were produced in Brandon and Icklingham, Suffolk, for the British army from the late eighteenth-century. Certainly these were the main production sites between about 1800 and 1850. Other than at these sites there was very little production, due to the specialised nature of gunflint manufacture, so finding a large group of gunflint production waste at Freckenham is important. This new production site was indicated by the discovery of several hundred fragments of manufacturing waste as well as finis…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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