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Record ID: SOM-AA881B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An single piece of debitage possibly of later Mesolithic or Neolithic date, c. 6500-2400 BC. The surviving fragment is a sub-oval teritarty flake that is a pointed oval in cross section. The flint is a glossy medium grey flint with lighter grey patches and mottled white speckles. The striking platform, bulb of percussion and eraillure scar are visible in addition to medium conchoidal ripples running down the length of the blade on the ventral face. At least one negative removal scar runs longitudinally down the dorsal face. There is a notch in the right mesal edge of the flake howeve…
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-43EC1A
Object type: SERRATED IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic knapped and retouched flint tertiary blade dating to c. 4000 - 2100 BC. The blade has a small platform and bulb of percussion at the proximal end and comes to a point at the distal end. There are very clear, almost v shaped, ripples of percussion across the lower half of the ventral face. Three are three earlier flake removals on the dorsal face indicate that similar blades were removed from the same core. On the ventral face there is significant short, sub-parallel and semi-abrupt retouch on the right side mesal edge creating notches with plain areas between. This deliberate…
Created on: Thursday 9th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bratton Seymour CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-42E7A6
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a probably Mesolithic flint blade, probably dating to the period c.9000-4000BC. It is a secondary piece with one small patch of pebble cortex surviving near its proximal end. The artefact is rectangular with a triangular cross section. The dorsal face has two negative blade scars from previous removal. One of the mesal edges have areas of chipping. There is a snap at the proximal end, thus removing the striking platform and bulb of percussion. The flint is a medium grey with areas of mottled white. The pebble cortex is a medium brown and orange colour. The lithic is 21.8mm lon…
Created on: Thursday 9th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4117C5
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single flake of knapped flint of possible Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The object is a tertiary flake of medium grey flint with frequent mottled white and light brown inclusions. The striking platform, a bulb of percussion and a small percussion scar survive. There are shallow ripples emendating from these on the ventral surface. Several earlier removals of varying width are visible on the dorsal surface of the flint.There is evidence for short, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch on the left edge of the flake on the dorsal surface.and possibly on the opposite edge on the ventral su…
Created on: Thursday 9th May 2019
Last updated: Friday 17th May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-AFA1D3
Object type: MACE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete perforated cobble "mace head" or pebble hammer of probable Mesolithic to Neolithic date. The mace head is a well rounded oblong in plan, sub-rectangular in profile and sub-oval in cross-section with three sides that have a rounded central ridge and rounded corners. It may have been a beach pebble that had a natural hole which was then exploited to create the mace. The majority of the object is covered in thick, natural, original cortext but it has been broken and worked on two adjoining sides, exposing the flint. The side with the flint exposed completely has a straight …
Created on: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4824E2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked piece of flint probably an end scraper of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The scraper is struck off a tertiary flake and retains no cortex. The scraper is sub-oval in plan albeit with a pointed proximal end and flat distal end. Both Mesal edges and the distal end show occasional abrupt retouch along the majority of their dorsal surface with a more recent chip having removed evidence along the remaining part. One mesal edge has two shallow chips but these look to be post-depositional. The dorsal face also has three earlier flake removals struck in the same direction a…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-B85EAD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable flint scraper of probably Bronze Age date or AD 2500 to 800. The scraper is struck off a tertiary flake and retains no cortex. The scraper is sub-rectangular in plan albeit with one slightly curved mesal side. Every edge is heavily chipped and damaged but behind this damage is evidence of semi-parallel abrupt retouch along the majority of their ventral surface while the distal edge demonstrates this semi-abrupt retouch on its dorsal surface also. There is a very prominent bulb of percussion and the flake has removed a large part of a striking platform with it, giving it a w…
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B82C13
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper of Late Neolithic to Bronze Age date. The scraper is struck off a tertiary flake and retains no cortex. The scraper is sub-rectangular in plan albeit with a curved distal end which shows medium parallel semi abrupt retouch along the entire edge on the dorsal face that continues slightly onto the mesal edges. The dorsal face also demonstrates at least three earlier flake removals all struck in same direction as the scraper. The ventral surface shows no retouch and is smooth. There is a large bulb of percussion with bulb scars. The platform may have been previo…
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4FB40E
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint thumbnail scraper of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The scraper is made on a tertiary flake and retains no cortex. The scraper is a rough D shape in outline with a curved distal end which shows medium parallel semi abrupt retouch along the entire edge struck from the ventral face. The dorsal surface has several scars from earlier flake removals. The ventral surface shows no retouch and is smooth bar two chips at its distal end. The striking platform and bulb of percussion are missing as a result of a later break. The flint is dark grey-brown in colour wi…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 11th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4F8135
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of three flint scrapers of Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date. Scraper 1 is a side scraper made on a secondary flake of dark grey translucent flint with a large proportion of reddish-orange pebble cortex remaining on one side. A portion of this cortex has been chipped away from an earlier flake removed from the core. The scraping edge is formed by abrupt, parallel retouch on one side margin of the dorsal face. The striking platform and bulb of percussion have been lost in an abrupt break possibly after deposition. The distal end narrows to a point that is curved in cross secti…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4E5768
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of five flint scrapers of Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date. Scraper 1 is an irregular scraper made on a secondary flake of glossy very dark grey translucent flint with some abraded cortex remaining on one side. There is an irregular snap at the proximal end, while the ventral face has two large flake scars. There is parallel semi-abrupt retouch at the distal end and on both the mesal edges along the dorsal face, with only slight retouch on one of the mesal face on the ventral face. The piece is 37.4mm long, 32.7mm wide, 15.1mm thick and 17.32 grams. Scraper 2 is a sub-disco…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4E2E72
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic flint flake dating to the period c. 4000 - 2350 BC. A tertiary flake of dark grey flint frequent dark brown and light grey mottles. The dorsal surface has two flake scars. The distal end has been snapped off leaving a rough break. Between the distal and proximal end along one edge is a small area of short, scaled semi-abrupt retouch creating a small notch. The proximal end has a small striking platform and bulb of percussion. The flake measures 18.7mm in length, 13.4mm in width, is 3.6mm thick and weighs 0.83 grams.
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4E1533
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of 18 pieces of flint and chert flake debitage probably of Neolithic to Bronze Age (c. 4000 - 1600 BC). One is a tertiary flake of dark reddish grey chert. The remaining 17 pieces are of flint, five of the flakes are secondary, and the remaining 12 pieces are tertiary. One piece of flint has been burnt. The flint is predominantly dark to mid-grey with light off white inclusions. What cortex survives is abraded pebble cortex of a stained red orange colour which varies in thickness. Most of the flakes have multiple flake removals on the dorsal face, several retain their strik…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4DCC21
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken flake struck form a Neolithic polished flint axehead, probably dating to c. 4000-1600 BC. The mid-grey flint has patinated to a matt off-white with occasional iron staining. At the proximal end is a small striking platform with a low bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The flake has been snapped off the distal end and there are areas of later damage in several places around the margins. The dorsal face of the flake retains the striations and edge faceting of the original axe. The ventral face is less heavily patinated having a greyer colouration. A post depositional flake …
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4D7545
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic to early Bronze Age flint fabricator dating to the period c.8000 - 1600 BC.It has been made on a thick flake of light grey flint with white mottles. It is a pointed oval in shape and triangular in cross-section. No cortex survives. The proximal end has been removed. The ventral face is flat. The dorsal face has several parallel flake removal scars. The margins are formed by steep flaking from the ventral face. The fabricator measures 75.9mm in length with a maximum width of 14.8mm. It is 14.3mm thick and weighs 17.05g.
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4D3E3B
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a flint core of indeterminate form, probably dating to the Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age, (c. 2700-1600 BC) The core is of a dark mid grey flint with mottled white inclusions and brown striations but is otherwise glossy. It retains its reddish orange cortex on one of its larger surface. No striking platform is now visible on the core. Instead it has fractured around a natural imperfection at the centre of the core containing quartz crystals. This damage makes it hard to identify the form and date of the core. However, several visible removal flakes can be identif…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4D3102
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single platform flint core, probably dating to the Neolithic to Early Bronze Age, (c. 4000-1600 cal BC), although it could potentially be earlier. The core is of a dark mid brownish grey flint with mottled white inclusions and retains its orange cortex on one surface. It is sub-rectangular in shape and sub-oval in cross section. The striking platform has been knapped horizontally to provide a flat but angled striking surface. The edge of this striking platform also shows evidence of abrasion to provide additional control to the knapping process. Four and possibly five large flint b…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4D0B86
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small single platform conical flint core, probably dating to the Neolithic (c. 4000-2400 BC), although it could potentially be earlier. The core is of a mid grey flint with off-white mottles. It is conical in shape and a pointed oval in cross section. The striking platform has been knapped horizontally to provide a flat and even striking surface.The flake removals are elongate and parallel indcating blade manufacture. Three of the large flakes have been struck from one side and one on the other. There appears to be some post depositional damage. The core is 39.8mm long, 29.0mm wide …
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4CBDEB
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A group of 40 pieces of flint and chert debitage predominately Neolithic to Bronze Age (c. 4000 - 1600 cal BC) with a possible Mesolithic component (c. 8300-4000 BC) in the form of small elongate flakes. Four pieces are of chert. One secondary flake retains cortex on about 10 per cent of the surface. The remaining three are tertiary flakes. The chert ranges in colour including two yellow grey pieces, one red, and one dark grey with a light brown band. All other pieces are of flint, one of these flakes is primary, ten of the flakes are secondary, and the remaining pieces are tertiary.…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3A3D09
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic to early Bronze Age flint probably a fabricator dating to the period c.8000 - 1500BC. It is sub-oval in plan and a pointed oval in cross-section, convex on both faces. The fabricator retains c. 10% white cortex in one continuous patch on the distal end of the dorsal and ventral face. It exhibits a series of invasive, scaled semi-abrupt flake removal scars along both mesal edges on both faces and becoming long, shallow and parallel at the proximal end and also short, parallel semi-abrupt retouch evident directly on these mesal edges The bulb of percussion has been remov…
Created on: Thursday 21st March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-E8503A
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two retouched flint flakes / small blades of later Mesolithic or Neolithic date. The pieces are both made from translucent dark brown-grey flint, one slightly paler, and are secondary pieces with small amounts of cortext at their distal ends on their dorsal faces. Both have prominent bulbs of percussion on the ventral face and breaks at the proximal end where the platform should be. Both also have evidence for multiple parallel previous blade removals from the same platform. The paler piece has short, scalar, semi-abrupt retouch down the entire left edge (on the dorsal face) and the …
Created on: Thursday 21st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E7E1C3
Object type: BORER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic or Bronze Age flint awl or borer dating to 3300 to 1000 BC. The piece is made on a tertiary flake with a prominent bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The ripples and aris from previous removals on the dorsal face suggest the flint core was worked in at least two directions. Short semi-abrupt scalar retouch runs around the distal end and the left edge on the dorsal face. This left edge has been shaped by retouch into a distinct projecting slightly blunt ended point for boring holes in wood or hides. The piece is 21.9mm long, 24.1mm wide including the projecting point…
Created on: Thursday 21st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E7B237
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Neolithic polished flint axehead, probably dating to c. 4000-2400 BC. The surviving fragment is sub-trapezoidal in plan and pointed oval in cross section. At both ends it terminates in an irregular break and chips also extend into the sides. Clear striations from polishing survive on both faces of the axehead. The flint is mainly opaque white with some areas of more translucent pale grey and patches of orange iron staining from post-deposition processes. Dimensions: length 47.7mm; width 29.8mm; thickness 15.9mm; weight 29.32g. The size suggests this is from near the b…
Created on: Thursday 21st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-567FB3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The scraper is struck off a tertiary flake and retains no cortex. The scraper is a rough D shape in plan with a curved distal end which shows medium parallel semi abrupt retouch along the entire edge from the ventral face. The dorsal surface potentially shows at least two directions of knapping one from near he distal end and another from the proximal end. The ventral surface shows no retoutch and is smooth bar two chips at its distal end. Part of the small bulb of percussion is visible as is part of the platform fr…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-555FFE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of probable Late Neolithic to Bronze Age date, c. AD 2700-1000. The scraper is worked from a secondary flake of opaque dark grey flint mottled with paler inclusions with a small amount of cortex remaining in the centre of the dorsal face. The flake widens from the proximal to the distal end. A striking platform with a bulb of percussion on the ventral face survives at the proximal end. Negative removal scars from hinged removals from the same platform are present on the dorsal face. The flake is worked unifacially, struck from the ventral face, with relatively long, abr…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2B3BA4
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped gun-flint from a flintlock musket of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1900. The flint is broadly square in plan and is of the classic wedge shape in section. Short scaled semi-abrupt to abrupt retouch is present around three sides becoming longer in the centres of the left and right sides, the thin end of the wedge shape being left as struck. the large bulb of percussion survives, forming one angle of the wedge with the striking platform as the other. The flint is translucent dark grey with paler mottling. 28.9mm long, 23.7mm wide, 9.6mm thick and 7.29g in weight.…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-07454C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint end scraper of probably Bronze Age date, 2200-1000 BC. The scraper is made on a thick secondary flake struck of a previous removal with a large area of cortex, inclusing an indent, remaining down on side. The flint is mottled mid-grey with lighter areas. The percussion waves on the platform and the scars from previous removals on the dorsal face suggest this was struck off a multi-platform core. There is a very large bulb of percussion on the ventral face. There is long, semi-parallel, semi abrupt retouch around the distal end on the dorsal face. There is damage and chipping, pos…
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-1F4073
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The distal end of a flint scraper of Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The piece is a secondary flake in black translucent flint with some cortex remaining on one side. There is an irregular snap at the proximal end. The aris and scars on the dorsal face suggest repeated blade removals from the same direction. There is invasive, parallel semi-abrupt retouch at the distal end on the dorsal face becoming shallower towards the centre. There is long, scalar semi-abrupt retouch down the right edge on the ventral face. This may suggest the piece was reused or had double use as a side and …
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1F15C5
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One retouched flint blade of probably Mesolithic date. The blade is a tertiary piece with evidence in the form of aris and scars on the dorsal face for previous parallel removals from the same platform. There is a very small bub of percussion at the proximal end. The distal end is snapped at an angle. A notch adjacent to this snap suggests it was deliberate and part of the process of making microliths. It is made in mid grey opaque flint with pale mottling and 32.6mm long, 15.6mm wide, 4.7mm thick and weighs 2.36g.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1EE0AD
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One retouched flint blade of probably Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. The blade is a tertiary piece with evidence in the form of aris and scars on the dorsal face for previous parallel removals from the same platform. The platform and bulb of percussion have been removed by a hinge fracture at the proximal end running down the ventral face. The distal end is snapped. There is short scalar semi-abrupt retouch running down the entire left edge on the dorsal face and larger chips, probably damge on the right edge. It is made in mid grey-brown translucent flint and 53.3mm long, 18.8mm …
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1E896A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of flint debitage of Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. Both are pieces of snapped blades or flakes, one the distal end and possibly wide enough to have been a flake, the other is the centre of a long blade. Both show scars on the dorsal face from repeated previous blade like removals from the same platform. The distal end is a tertiary piece in dark grey / black flint and may have some chips from use at the end although no clear retouch. The middle bit of blade is a secondary piece with cortex down one side in mid-grey flint with paler mottling. They weigh 5.02g together.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1E6436
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of flint cores of Mesolithic to Bronze Age date. Both appear to have been used to produce blade like pieces with repeated removals from a prepared platform. Due to the size of the pieces these blades, at least the last to be produced were very short. The dark grey piece (13.47g) is sub-conical with cortex left on one side and parallel removals from an upper platform. The beige-brown piece (35.68g) also has cortex left along one side but has a broken with a large section, possibly 50% or more, missing to a impact in the centre of the upper platform. There are the scars for…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F4DC15
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken segment of a larger tool, probably a side and end scraper of Neolithic date, c.4000-2000 BC. It was formed on a large blade of dark grey tanslucent flint. The proximal end and the right edge (seen from the ventral face with proximal end downwards) is entirely missing to a long break. Impact scars on the ventral in the middle of this break may suggest it was deliberate or may be the result of post deposition impact, sone removals from it on the dorsal face may be accidental damage. There is extensive retouch on both faces along the remaining side to give a straigh edge. Semi abru…
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 30th September 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-F4AFD4
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Distal section of a tertiary flint blade, probably of Mesolithic date, c. 8300 to 3500 BC. The proximal end and the bulb of percussion are missing. The break is irregular with a hinge fracture and irregular breaks on the back; there are possible evidence of retouch on the front but it may be damage rather than deliberate breaking. There is a second retouched notch however about half the way down where the flint changes from translucent grey to opaque buff-grey. This notch is formed by short semi-parallel shallow to abrupt retouch and suggests the piece was being reworked to from microl…
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 30th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CBD0F7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age fragments of tertiary flint implements. The fragments are trapezoidal in shape and are worked bifacially. One fragment is of translucent pale grey flint with a covering, stepped and low angle retouch on one side and semi-abrupt on the other; it has slightly convex faces and is transversally broken at the proximal end. The second fragment is of translucent pale brown flint with a covering, sub-parallel semi-abrupt retouch all along, except for the proximal end wheer there is a transverse break; it has considerably convex faces giving a pointed oval…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CB843C
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete leaf shaped arrow head of Neolithic date (4000-2350 BC). The ventral surface is smooth with a low diffuse bulb of percussion and widely spaced conchoidal ripple marks. Both of the long sides have short, semi-parallel low angle retouch running along their entire length, lightly more invasive on one edge than the other, while the base shows signs longer, more invasive semi-parallel shallow retouch, possibly to thin the bulb of percussion and striking platform for hafting. The dorsal face has invasive semi-parallel scaled retouch down one edge, and short, shallow, semi-paralle…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CABC4C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flint scrapers, probably dating to c. 4000-1,500BC. A flint scraper worked from a secondary or tertiary flake with a small area of white patina on the right distal edge of the dorsal face. The dorsal face has two parallel blade or long flakes scars with short, semi-abrupt scalar retouch along the left edge, becoming long, parallel abrupt at the distal end and short, scalar again at the right proximal edge. The ventral face has a relatively pronounced bulb of percussion at the proximal end with several bulb scars. The scraper is a translucent grey-bla…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A46A63
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Distal end of a econdary flint blade, probably of Mesolithic to Early Neolithic date. The blade is elongated and curved with a high arched dorsal face. Traces of cortex on left medial and proximal end covered c. 20% of dorsal face. The dorsal surface has three parallel vertical scars created by uni-directional flaking. The proximal end and bulb of percussion have been removed by snapping. A few long scalar removals at this point may indicate the snapping was deliberate. The flint is dark brown. The blade measures 67.5 mm in length, 17.4 mm in width, 6.0 mm in thickness and weighs 8.73…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A3A6BF
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probably incomplete leaf shaped arrow head of Neolithic date (4000-2350 BC). The flake is bifacially worked with slightly convex faces. It is transversally broken at the top (distal end) with an old patnated break. It is also broken at the bottom, slightly on one side, with a large inwards break on the other, these breaks are only partially patinated, sugesting they are more recent damage. The flake has an invasive parallel shallow retouch on both sides along both edges apart from the right edge near the proximal end on the ventral face. The flint has a white/pale grey patina. It mea…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8F3E56
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Six incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to 2500 to 1500 BC. An incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead bifacially worked. It is sub-triangular and symmetrical in plan. It has two complete rounded ended notches in the base, flanking the central tang with a barb at either side. The tang is squared and slightly longer than the barb. The point is missing due to an old break. The arrowhead has invasive shallow parallel semi-abrupt retouch on both faces around the edges with unretouched area in the centre of both sides. The dorsalside has traces of corte…
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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