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Record ID: GAT-1EE1D2
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Gwynedd
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Flint core, probably Neolithic, from a small nodule of flint. Cortex is present on two sides of the core, and several blade removals are visible. The flint is dark grey in colour, and has been chipped on every angle, presumably from the action of knocking against pebbles on the stony beach at Porth Dinllaen. Nodules of flint were brought to this area from elsewhere. Therefore this core is probably Neolithic (as opposed to Mesolithic) in date, because items were more likely to have been transported around at this time. However the possibility that the core is Mesolithic should…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-268777
Object type: CORE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Semi-prismatic core. The flint is generally a mid-grey in colour, but one face appears to have developed a slight white patina suggesting this may have been an original 'natural' surface of the flint pebble prior to working. The other face has areas of rusty brown staining which may be iron oxide deposits from the soil. The flint has been subjected to neat, regular single direction flaking in order to produce parallel-sided flakes or blades. Discussion: The core appears to have been designed to produce blades so it is probably Mesolithic or Neolithic in origin. In shape it is ver…
Created on: Friday 24th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 27th October 2015
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Record ID: GAT-ED653A
Object type: CORE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint core 53 x 42 x 42mm. Flint, lightly burnt and changed in colour from blue-grey? to light grey. Pebble cortex. Single direction, with plain platform, hammer struck. Assessment: Attempt at prismatic blade core; probably abandoned due to poor quality. Not dateable. (George Smith, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust)
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 27th October 2015
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