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    • Broad period: NEOLITHIC
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Record ID: CORN-3189E7
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint leaf-shaped arrowhead dating from the earlier Neolithic period. Made on a tertiary flake of pale grey flint, flecked with one large and many very small cream-coloured inclusions, probably derived from a local beach pebble. The remnant of the striking platform is visible at the proximal end, where it would have been hafted to the arrow shaft, with a very slight bulb of percussion barely visible on the ventral face. The margins of the ventral face have been retouched, abruptly at the lateral edges but more invasively at both ends. The retouch on the dorsal face is generally invas…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0C707C
Object type: POINT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint flake, likely an unfinished projectile point. The flake is lenticular in plan, profile and section; it is 39.5 mm in length, 26.5 mm in width, 9 mm in thickness and 8.65 g in weight. The flake is a secondary flake of grey flint with pale grey inclusions, derived from a local beach pebble. There is a patch of grey cortex at the right margin of dorsal face and 13 mm along one edge from this patch is the point of percussion, at the proximal end, with the adjacent bulb of percussion visible on the ventral face. The poor quality of the flint has resulted in irregular fracturing to f…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 27th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0C6A9D
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint end scraper of the Bronze Age. The scraper is oval in plan, crescentic in profile, and plano-convex in cross-section; it is 37 mm in length, 33 mm in width, 14 mm in thickness and 16.36 g in weight. Made on a tertiary flake of fine-textured dark grey flint with pale grey inclusions, derived from a local beach pebble. The smooth ventral face is concave with slight traces of conchoidal rippling; the striking platform and bulb of percussion are missing. The dorsal face is scarred by the removal of several earlier flakes; the proximal end has been crushed and damaged by multiple pe…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 27th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0C6342
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large flint end-scraper dating from the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The scraper is U-shaped in plan, S-shaped in profile and plano-convex in cross-section; it is 76 mm in length, 52 mm in width, 18 mm thick and 73.25 g in weight. Made on a secondary flake of local beach grey-brown flint, mottled with small light grey inclusions, with two small patches of creamy-grey cortex remaining at the distal end. On the dorsal face are two large scars, from the removal of earlier flakes, which end abruptly 20 mm from the distal end where the angle of the surface of the original core curv…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 27th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0A497D
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A later Neolithic petit tranchet arrowhead. The arrowhead is trapezoidal in plan and section and lenticular in profile and 24.5 mm in length, 21.5 mm in width, 5 mm in thickness and 2.9 g in weight. The arrowhead is made on the middle section of a blade from which both the proximal and distal ends have been snapped off. The conchoidal ripples on the ventral face of the original flake are visible, running at right angles to the main axis of the finished arrowhead. The broken distal and proximal ends of the dorsal face have been blunted with abrupt retouch. The pronounced medial ridge of…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Saturday 9th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0A2B65
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three semi-circular scrapers dating from the later Neolithic period or Early Bronze Age. All are sub-oval in plan and plano-convex in profile with diameters varying between 26 mm and 22 mm, and thickness between 6.5 mm and 8 mm; their individual weights are 6.3 g, 6 g and 4 g. The flint is a mottled grey-brown colour derived from local beach pebbles: one is a primary flake, with one face almost completely covered by cortex, one is a secondary flake with a very small patch pf cortex remaining at the distal end and the third is a tertiary flake with no cortex remaining. The bulb of percu…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 10th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-095656
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flint end and side scraper. The scraper is sub-oval on plan and plano-convex in both profile and section it is 41.5 mm in length, 24 mm in width, 11.5 mm thick and 12.15 g in weight. The scraper is made on a secondary flake of partly translucent grey-brown flint which contains a large pale brown chert-like inclusion and probably derives from a local beach pebble; a patch pf sand-coloured cortex remains on its dorsal face. The bulb of percussion and large bulbar scar are clearly visible at the proximal end of the ventral face. On the dorsal side the…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Saturday 9th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0950AA
Object type: FABRICATOR
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A fabricator of the late Neolithic period or Early Bronze Age. The fabricator is an elongated trapezium in plan and in profile and a shorter trapezoid in section; it is 59 mm in length, 21 mm in width, 8 mm in thickness and 11.6 g in weight. The fabricator is made on a long, secondary flake of fine-grained black flint, with only a very small area of sandy-coloured cortex remaining on the dorsal face, at the distal end. There is some mottling of a lighter grey colour on the ventral face towards the proximal end suggesting that the flint was derived from a local beach pebble. On the long…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 10th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-BCDCE3
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A Neolithic utilised flint blade or notched piece. The blade is sub-rectangular in plan with parallel sides, crescentic in profile and triangular in section. It is 71.5 mm in length, 21.5 mm in width, 6.5 mm in thickness and weighs 10.45 g. The remnant of the striking platform is visible at the proximal end where on the ventral face there is a small bulb of percussion together with a bulbar scar with conchoidal rippling visible along the full length of the blade. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of two previous blades, with a prominent medial ridge between. When viewed from t…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-A5E9BD
Object type: BORER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chert piercer or borer of the later Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age, 72 mm in length, 31.5 mm in width tapering to 5.5 mm at the distal end, 10.5 mm thick and 6 g in weight. The implement is made on a crude secondary flake from a beach pebble. It is sub-triangular in plan, and triangular in section and in profile. The flake has been struck at the cortex of the pebble, a small patch of which remains at the proximal end. The scars of removal of two earlier flakes are visible on the dorsal face. Because of the low quality of the raw material there is no true bulb of percussion on the …
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-A5C505
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint leaf-shaped arrowhead of the early Neolithic period, 25.5 mm long, 20.5 mm wide, 2.5 mm thick and 2.05 g in weight. Made on a tertiary flake with no cortex remaining and with almost all traces of the striking platform and bulb of percussion from the initial flaking operation removed. In plan, the proximal end of the arrowhead is triangular and the distal end semi-circular, combining to form a teardrop shape, and the arrowhead is plano-convex in section and in profile. The entire circumference of the ventral face has been abruptly retouched by removal of many small pressure flak…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-C9B83D
Object type: TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint transverse arrowhead, chisel type, triangular in plan, and rhomboidal in profile and in section. The proximal end has had a 'tranchet' flake removed from the dorsal face to create a bevelled edge on this, the longest side of the triangle. The proximal end has been retouched on the left side with three punches. The two margins of the dorsal face have had their entire edge retouched to make it more serrated. On the ventral face at the distal end, there are three fractures emanating from the edge where it has been snapped off. This distal end is the base of the arrowhead, where it w…
Created on: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-9DAB91
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chert semi-circular scraper, sub-oval in plan and plano-convex in section and in profile. Made on a primary flake of greensand chert, derived from a Devon beach pebble, with a thick layer of coarse cortex remaining on most of the dorsal face. No striking platform was formed prior to the striking of the original pebble directly on its corticated surface. A very small bulb of percussion is visible at the proximal end of the otherwise flat ventral face. The distal end of the dorsal face has been retouched by the removal of a series of around 10 very steep pressure flakes, exposing the …
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: CORN-9DA23C
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint serrated blade, crescent-shaped in plan, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section. Made on a tertiary conchoidal flake of fine-textured, unpatinated pale brown flint with no cortex remaining. A very small area of the striking platform remains at the proximal end and conchoidal ripples are clearly visible along the full length of the ventral face terminating in a hinge fracture at the distal end. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of several earlier flakes and has been thinned at the proximal end by the removal of 4 or 5 shallow, longitudinal flakes, and retouc…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: CORN-9D8931
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint knife, rectangular in plan, rhomboidal in profile and triangular in section. Made on a tertiary flake of fine-textured, unpatinated black flint with no cortex remaining. A small area of the striking platform remains together with a distinct bulb of percussion and bulbar scar on the ventral face. Faint conchoidal ripples are visible along the full length of the ventral face, terminating in a hinge fracture at the distal end. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of several earlier flakes and the proximal end has been blunted by the removal of several pressure flakes around…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: CORN-0400CB
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint single-platform core, trapezoidal in profile and in plan, 37 mm long, 25.5 mm wide and 14.5 mm in thickness, weighing 18.6 g. At least five shallow flakes have been carefully removed from one face, the opposite face is untouched and retains a large patch pf the cortex of the original local beach pebble. The surface of the flint is medium grey in colour, mottled with small patches of paler and darker flint. Bond (2004) illustrates a similar example on page 138, fig.5.125, no.F8 from the early Neolithic enclosure at Broome Heath, Norfolk.
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-03F3C8
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint disc scraper, plano-convex in plan, profile and in section, 21.5 mm long, 19 mm wide, 8.5 mm thick and 4.7 g in weight. Made on a secondary flake with a small area of cortex remaining at the centre of the dorsal face. The striking platform is visible at the proximal end and a pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The curved right margin of the dorsal face, which extends to the distal end, has been carefully retouched with a series of shallow pressure flakes ('invasive retouch'). This has removed all traces of cortex around the margin, resulting in a curved scraper…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-03F04E
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint end scraper and blade, 41.5 mm long, 22 mm maximum width, 5 mm thick and 5.9 g in weight. Made on a tertiary flake, sub-triangular in plan, an elongated rectangle in profile and plano-convex in section. The remnant of the striking platform is visible at the proximal end with a small bulb of percussion and radiating conchoidal ripples on the ventral face. The distal end has been sharpened by the removal of 5 or 6 steep pressure flakes to produce a scraper edge. A flake has been removed from the right margin of the dorsal face to produce a notch close to the distal end and the l…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-03E199
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint combination tool of a double-ended scraper and a knife, 42 mm long, 26.5 mm maximum width, 8 mm thick and 10.5 g in weight. Made on a tertiary flake, trapezoidal in plan, rectangular in profile and plano-convex in section. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of four earlier, longitudinal flakes; the ventral surface is slightly concave. The narrower, proximal end has been sharpened by the removal of six or seven small, vertical flakes which have removed all traces of the striking platform and bulb of percussion. The distal end has been similarly sharpened by the removal …
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-03D582
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint semi-circular scraper, circular in plan, plano-convex in profile and in section, and 44.5 mm long, 38 mm wide, 12 mm thick and 26.65 g in weight. When viewed from the dorsal side the left margin retains the original layer of cortex, to make purchase of the tool easier. Traces of the bulb of percussion are visible on the ventral face although the striking platform has been lost through later removal of the proximal end. The distal and right margin of the dorsal face has been retouched by the removal of numerous small pressure flakes, producing a scraper edge. The flint is unpa…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-03C675
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint crested blade, parallel-sided in plan, with a point at each end, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section, 69 mm long, 18.5 mm wide and 11 mm thick and 13 g in weight. A minute remnant of the striking platform remains at the proximal end and a faint bulb of percussion on the concave ventral face. The flint is pale grey with mottling of white and darker grey and a patch of sand-coloured patination at the distal end. No cortex remains, but the flint was likely derived from a local beach pebble. There are several flake scars from earlier removals at the distal end of the …
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-2E86A1
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead. Triangular in plan, plano-convex in profile and in section. Made on a secondary flake of fine-textured, medium-brown flint with a small patch of cortex remaining on the dorsal face. A series of conchoidal ripples are clearly visible at the distal end of the ventral face although the striking platform and bulb of percussion and have been lost by the deliberate snapping off of the proximal end of the flake, to produce the desired triangular shape. This complete edge and the adjacent distal edge have then been blunted from the dorsal face by the remov…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-2E747C
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint leaf-shaped arrowhead. Oval in plan, plano-convex in profile and in section. Made on a tertiary flake of dark grey fine-textured translucent nodular flint, with no cortex remaining. A series of conchoidal ripples are clearly visible at the distal end of the ventral face although at the proximal end both the striking platform and the bulb of percussion have been removed by the removal of several small flakes. The pointed tip of the arrowhead has broken off from the distal end. The dorsal face of bears the scars of removal of two earlier flakes. Both lateral margins of the dorsa…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-6A8ABC
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint projectile point, possibly a spearhead rather than a large arrowhead, with unimarginal worked edges on all margins of the dorsal face. There is continuous retouch around the entire margin, with a large flake removed on both faces at the proximal end, removing part of the bulb of percussion on the ventral face and creating a thinner profile for hafting. The distal end is pointed and slightly to the right of the medial line. The vental face is untouched, unlike various piercing tools of the time, apart from the flake removed to facilitate hafting. The flint is a mottled grey to buf…
Created on: Thursday 25th May 2017
Last updated: Sunday 4th November 2018
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Record ID: CORN-54224A
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint edge-trimmed flake, sub-oval in plan, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section. The dorsal face bears the scars of the removal of at least three thin, earlier, longitudinal flakes or blades, leaving a small area of cortex at the distal end. The careful removal of these earlier flakes suggests the production of small blades and tools. A secondary flake of coarse, mottled grey-brown flint which has been derived from a local beach pebble. Mercer (1981) illustrates similar edge-trimmed flakes excavated from Carn Brea in Cornwall on page 129, fig.56, nos.L100 & L107, whic…
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-541C07
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint knife, sub-triangular in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile and in section. The large area of cortex remaining on the dorsal face has been thinned by the removal of a large, thin flake which has not penetrated to the interior flint. The striking platform is clearly visible at the proximal end with a pronounced bulb of percussion on the adjacent ventral face. The left margin has been thinned on the dorsal face, removing the cortex with numerous shallow pressure flakes to produces a cutting edge. The opposing right margin has been damaged at a later date, but at the undamaged distal …
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-5414D2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint backed knife, triangular in plan and plano-convex in section and in profile. The striking platform is clearly visible at the proximal end of the knife, with a pronounced bulb of percussion on the adjacent, ventral face. The tool is made on a secondary flake of mottled light grey local beach flint with a patch of cortex remaining along the right margin of the dorsal face. Beyond the edge of the cortex, this right margin has been retouched to blunt or 'back' the knife in order to make it easier to haft in a handle. The opposing left margin of the dorsal face has been thinned by th…
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-540D2C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint awl or piercer, 'tear-drop' shaped in plan, and plano-convex in both profile and section. The implement has been steeply retouched along its entire perimeter of the dorsal face resulting in a dual-purpose tool with an awl at the narrow proximal end and a scraper at the wider distal end. Made on a secondary flake of dark grey-brown flint, with a small patch of cortex remaining on its dorsal face, which is likely to be derived from imported flint, perhaps from Beer Head in Devon where this colour and translucency is common. The tool is sharp-edged and unbroken. Bond (2004) illu…
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-54035A
Object type: DENTICULATE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Chert pointed denticulate, an elongated triangle in plan and profile and a short triangle in section. The bulb of percussion is missing but the conchoidal ripples from the striking of the blade from the original core are clearly visible on the ventral face. When viewed from the dorsal side the left margin has been blunted by the removal of numerous, small, vertical pressure flakes and there is denticulate working along the opposite, right margin of the dorsal face and on the other side, the left margin of the ventral face. The chert is a dark brown colour and is imported from outside …
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-53F34C
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint broken leaf-shaped arrowhead dating from the Neolithic period. The tip is pointed but almost half of the opposite end is missing, which would have been attached or hafted to the arrow shaft, so was probably still attached when this was broken during hunting. The arrowhead is tear-shaped in plan with the point slightly waisted as it tapers to the distal end and the proximal end slightly angled as it curves around to the broken edge, suggesting it is a Type 3B, letter n in Green's 1980 classification illustrated in Bond (2004) on page 123, fig.5.107. Bifacially worked with fine re…
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-53A46D
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker period, from the Late Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (c.2500-1500 BC). The arrowhead is triangular in plan with curved sides and lenticular in both profile and section. It has low angle retouch on about half of both faces, with fine pressure-flaked retouch on all of the margins. Both barbs are pointed and the tang is wide and slightly longer than the barbs and gently rounded at the base, placing it within the Beaker barbed and tanged arrowhead group Sutton B, Type g, of Green's 1980 classification illustrated in Bond (2004) o…
Created on: Monday 17th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-9915F5
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint backed knife, sub-oval in plan and lenticular in profile and section. A primary flake with the dorsal side retaining a large patch of cortex. There is no remaining evidence of a striking platform or points of percussion. The ventral face of the flake is extensively damaged, partly as a result of shattering during the knapping process due to the poor quality of the flint and partly due to later frost damage which has caused a 'pot lid' fracture at the centre of the face. The dorsal side retains the scars of the removal of several shallow flakes. The distal edge of the dorsal fa…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-990C91
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint end-and-side scraper, lenticular in plan, trapezoidal in profile and plano-convex in section. A primary flake, wider than it is high, with cortex remaining on almost the entire dorsal face. The point of percussion is clearly visible in the centre of the proximal margin of the ventral face. There is a large bulb of percussion together with a small bulbar scar. The fracturing of the flake has produced an upturned edge around the distal end of the dorsal face, which is ideal for producing a scraper. Between eight and ten narrow vertical pressure flakes have been removed at this p…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-ABA596
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A retouched flint backed serrated blade, trapezoidal in plan and triangular in profile and section. Made on a secondary flake with two patches of cortex remaining, one at the proximal end and one at the distal end of the dorsal face. The striking platform and the bulb of percussion are missing from the proximal end but traces of conchoidal rippling are visible on the ventral face. Three very steep flakes have been removed from the right margin of the dorsal face, resulting in a cutting edge which has been subsequently notched and possibly damaged through use. The distal end has been s…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-AB8A85
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The distal end of a broken flint end and side scraper, plano-convex in plan, rhomboidal in profile and triangular in section. The proximal half of the tool is missing, having been broken off in antiquity, and the ventral face is slightly concave in profile. The entire length of the remaining, curved edge has been retouched by the removal of many small, steep flakes on the dorsal face, suggesting that both margins of the dorsal face would have been worked further down their lengths. The facets of the resulting scraper edge have been worn smooth through use. The flint is a mottled light…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-AB822E
Object type: BORER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint borer, triangular in plan and plano-convex in profile and in section. A secondary flake with a small area of cortex remaining at the distal end of the dorsal face. The striking platform has been lost through damage and most of the bulb of percussion has also been lost due to the removal of several small, shallow flakes from the left margin of the ventral face. On the dorsal side, the same edge, which is now the right margin, has been altered by the removal of several steep flakes and the resulting edge has been damaged by subsequent use. The flake has also been retouched into …
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-AB78D4
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint knife, sub-rectangular in plan, rhomboidal in profile and in section. Made on a tertiary flake with no cortex remaining. The remnant of a small bulb of percussion is visible at the proximal end. The ventral face is slightly uneven due to the pronounced conchoidal ripples and overall is slightly concave. The right margin, when viewed from the dorsal side, has snapped during use to produce a vertical, blunt edge which has not been further modified. The whole of the left margin has been abruptly retouched to form a scraper edge. The proximal end has also been carefully retouched …
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-AAF9C2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint knife, sub-rectangular in plan, rhomboidal in profile and triangular in section. Made on a secondary flake with a very small patch of cortex remaining at the distal end. There is a pronounced bulb of percussion at the proximal end of the ventral face, with clearly visible conchoidal ripples radiating from it. The scar from the removal of a large earlier flake is visible on the dorsal face. The entire left margin of the dorsal face has been thinned by the careful removal of many angled pressure flakes to produce a cutting edge. The opposite right margin is thinner and is damage…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-AAE23A
Object type: BORER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint piercer, sub-triangular in plan, plano-convex in section and in profile. Made on a secondary flake with a small patch of cortex remaining on the dorsal face, close to the distal end. The scars of removal of several earlier flakes are visible on this dorsal face. There is a distinct bulb of percussion at the proximal end of the ventral face, with clearly visible conchoidal ripples radiating from it. The flake has been deliberately thinned at the proximal end by the removal of several very small flakes on its dorsal side, making it comfortable to hold when in use. The distal end…
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 19th March 2017
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Record ID: SOM-F3E09D
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A piece of possibly Neolithic flint debitage dating to the period c. 4000-2350 BC. It is a secondary flake as
Created on: Monday 30th January 2017
Last updated: Saturday 11th November 2017
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