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Record ID: HESH-BDE617
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint ‘thumbnail’ scraper of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC). The flint flake is broad and squat being oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. It measures 21.2mm length, 24.9mm width, is 7.6mm thick and weighs 4.08 grams. The flint flake is not well preserved and the bulb of percussion on the reverse face cannot be identified. Evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen on the front end / edge of the flake; these facets are small neat and regular. Other evidence of secondary working cannot be seen. Both faces of the tool have i…
Created on: Monday 16th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-548857
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Middle Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead has been knapped from a light-mid brown translucent flint and is 42.8mm long, 18.1mm wide, and is 3.5mm thick. It weighs 2.72 grams. Both faces have been pressure (ripple) flaked with small neat narrow facets. The upper two thirds of both edges exhibit areas of secondary flaking or retouch. There are three areas of damage; the first is to the point of the arrowhead, the second is to one of the sides, and the third is to the base. None of these areas se…
Created on: Wednesday 14th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-423AD7
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead. This arrowhead has been knapped from a light pale orange / light tan (honey) colour piece of flint. It measures 32 mm in length, 19mm maximum width, and is 3.5mm thick. It weighs 2.77 grams.The tang of the arrowhead is 7mm long and 7.2mm wide. The arrowhead has been knapped using a number of different techniques, including direct and indirect percussion, as well as pressure / ripple flaking. It is asymetrical in shape with the point and one barb being damaged. The damage to the point is recent. However, the damage t…
Created on: Wednesday 7th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-2502F6
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small flint waste flake / debitage probably dating from the Neolithic period (3500 - 2100 BC). The flake is irregular in both plan and profile. It has number of regular facets (caused by flaking) on the upper (dorsal) face of the flake. There is a patch of cortex (the rough outer skin of the flint nodule) present on the dorsal edge. This suggests that this flake comes from the secondary phase of tool production. The cortex is white and is similar to that of flint nodules from chalk areas. The underside (ventral face) of the flake shows a small neat bulb of percussion, which is position…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 12th June 2013
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Record ID: HESH-372C43
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Leaf shaped flint arrowhead (projectile point) of probable early Neolithic date (3000-2500 BC). The arrowhead is ‘kite-shaped’ in that it is broadly triangular in plan with graduated expanding edges from a pointed tip to a relatively flat – inturned base. In cross section the arrowhead is broadly lentoid. The arrowhead has been formed from a broad relatively thin blade, and the upper (dorsal) face has a series of longitudinal blade scars present suggesting that the blade had been removed from a relatively well worked core. The lower (ventral) face shows clear conchoidal fractures…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-375DF2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small flint waste flake / debitage probably dating from the Neolithic period (2900 - 2100 BC). The flake is broadly oval in both plan and D shaped in profile. It has number of regular facets caused by flaking and also plough-damage on the upper (dorsal) face of the flake. The lower (ventral) face has very little evidence of flaking. It does however show evidence of conchoidal fractures suggesting that the bulb of percussion has been removed by later flaking. There is a small area of cortex (the rough outer skin of the flint nodule) present on the dorsal face. This suggests that this fl…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-88BE76
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of blade. Mid grey flint with heavy white patina. Distal and proximal ends have been broken off. triangular cross section. There are several flaking scars on the dorsal surface. Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 6 mm Weight: 1.5 g
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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Record ID: SOMDOR-88A9B5
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
3 secondary flakes.Mid grey and white patinated grey flint. Irregular flakes, all with patches of nodule coretx. All have bulbs and waves of percussion. One has a hinge fracture at the distal end. There are several flaking scars on the dorsal surfaces. Sample Dimensions: 46 x 29 x 11 mm Total Weight: 26 g
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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Record ID: WMAS-C38A08
Object type: FLINT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake of probable Mesolithic-Neolithic date (8300BC-2100BC). In plan the flake is sub-rectangular. The top of the flake is fairly flat and is sub-triangular in cross-section. This is the thickest part of the flake and is known as the striking platform. It is also the point where the blade was struck from a larger piece of flint (or core). The area directly below the striking platform is quite thick and pointed. This area is called the bulb of percussion (positive) and is caused by the impact that was used to produce the flake. The dorsal (upper face) has three arrises (ridg…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-914E47
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small tertiary flake which has been utilised as a scraper of probable earlier Neolithic date (3500BC - 2500BC). The flint flake is sub-oval in plan and sub-rectangular in profile. The bulb of percussion is missing and is likely to have been trimmed from the artefact during preparation. The area of secondary reworking (retouch) covers all of the edges of the flake. The retouch is uniform in shape being formed from small narrow bladed facets. It seems likely that this flake was a by-product (or waste flake) of tool making, however, there is no evidence of cortex (rough outer skin of the…
Created on: Thursday 14th September 2006
Last updated: Monday 27th November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-8B9CEA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete unpolished flaked axe of Neolithic date and of Scandinavian type. The object has a convex cutting edge and straight parallel sides which taper to a squared off butt end. The cutting edge measures 64mm in width and is 3mm thick. A large oval flake has been removed from one face just above the cutting edge in recent times and is likely due to plough damage. Each face of the object has been worked with flaking. The flaked sides taper evenly towards the butt end which is rectangular in cross-section. The butt end measures 25.5mm in width and is 22mm thick. The butt e…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinedor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-46C226
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Middle Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead is sub-oval (tear-drop shaped) in plan and lentoid in cross section. It has been knapped from a light-mid grey translucent flint with a series of brown flecks within its matrix. It measures 37.3mm length, 16.9mm width, and is 5.3mm thick. It weighs 2.71 grams. Both faces (sides) have been pressure (ripple) flaked with small neat narrow facets. Much of this rippled surface has been flaked with skill. There is on large central bulbous hinge fracture in the centre of the arrow…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-E3F296
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete segment of a snapped flint blade of probable late Mesolithic date (6500BC - 3500BC). The flint tool is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-triangular in cross section. It measures 31.4mm length, 18.1mm width, is 9.5mm (max) thick and weighs 5.25 grams. The flint probably consists of the central or lower part of the blade; however, modern damage has obscured the detail which would enable positive confirmation of this. The bulb of percussion is not present however the initial ripples caused by the striking of the blade are clear on the reverse of the flake. The upper end of the bl…
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GLO-675951
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three Lithic implements 1, Miscellaneous retouched piece, large bulb of percussion on the ventral. A number of flaking scars cover the surface of the dorsal, the left side has been retouched with scaled, low angle, direct flaking scars which has formed a rounded edge. This side also has the remnants of the cortex. Bluish flint with grey patches. The right side has a small notch 7mm long, very low angled with shot sub-parallel flaking scars. This flint dates to the Bronze Age 2, Truncated blade, large bulb on the ventral, two arises on the dorsal, there is a blade on either…
Created on: Thursday 14th July 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-E616A5
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint core for the production of blades and microliths dating from the later Mesolithic period (6500 – 3500 BC). The core is formed from a small nodule (probably a river pebble) with approximately 35% of the surface area being covered by a mid brown grey coloured cortex. The shape of the core is pyramidal with a clearly defined flat striking platform at the top of the core. Below this platform, around the side of the core are six distinct vertical, parallel sided, narrow scars or facets. This is evidence of blades being struck from the core. There is also evidence of two hinge fractu…
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-E72591
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake of probable Neolithic date (3500 - 2100 BC). The flake is irregular in plan and sub-triangular in cross section. The bulb of percussion on the reverse of the flake is complete. It is likely that this flake was a by-product (or waste flake / debitage) of tool making; if this is the case then it must have been once all the cortex had been removed (tertiary / third phase of tool making) as there is no evidence for cortex on the flint. This waste flake has then been re-used or utilised to form a scraper like tool. The evidence for this is the secondary flaking or retouch along …
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-BC50F6
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint waste flake (debitage) from tool production of probable Neolithic date (3500 - 2100 BC). The flake is irregular in plan and sub-triangular in cross section. The bulb of percussion on the reverse of the flake is complete, but a section has been partially removed by subsequent working. It is likely that this flake was a by-product (or waste flake / debitage) of tool making; if this is the case then it must have been once all the cortex had been removed (tertiary / third phase of tool making) as there is no evidence for cortex on the flint. This waste flake has then been re-used or …
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-57D462
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Irregular flake of debitage, from the secondary phase of tool making: it most likely dates from the later Neolithic period (2900-2100 BC). The upper dorsal face exhibits lateral flake scars from the removal or narrow flakes. The dorsal face also has a large amount of white cortex, similar to that seen on nodule of flint procured from chalk. The reverse (ventral) face has a single bulb of percussion and associated conchoidal ripples. The direction of this is at 90 degree to that on the ventral face. It is possible that part of one edge has been reworked with short blunt secondary flakin…
Created on: Thursday 21st May 2009
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston Under Penyard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-EA86E3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but slightly damaged knapped, ground and polished flint axehead of probable later Neolithic date (2900-2100 BC). The axe is knapped from a mid orange coloured flint with considerable mid - pale yellow and milky white inclusions. This axe is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and sub-oval (humped) in cross section. In plan the sides of the axe taper from the widest point at the cutting edge to a relatively narrow rounded butt. One long edge tapers more than the other edge. The axe measures 179.5mm length, 72.1mm width (at cutting edge), and is 40.9mm thick. It weighs 587 grams.…
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2009
Last updated: Friday 15th May 2015
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Record ID: CPAT-4C56E1
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint flake with no evidence of ‘re-touch’ along any edge. There is a clear bulb of percussion with corresponding ripples down the length of the piece on the ventral side. The dorsal surface is covered by negative scars, hackles and ridges. While not officially a blade as its length is not quite twice its width, it could have been used as a blade. It is a mottled grey colour.
Created on: Thursday 2nd April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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