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Record ID: BH-4C5E32
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint arrowhead of probable late Neolithic to early Bronze Age (Beaker period) date. The object is roughly triangular in shape and terminates at the top in a sharp point, and with a pronounced barb and tang at each of the two bottom corners. One of the faces of the object is slightly convex and has numerous small flake removal scars. The opposite face is flat and has only been re-touched around the edges. The flint is a lightly patinated blueish-grey. The object measures 22.8mm high by 19.3mm wide and 3.1mm thick. It weighs 1.31g.
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BH-751A43
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A re-touched flint flake tool of probable Mesolithic to Neolithic date. The piece is sub-triangular in form, with a small portion of the core platform remaining at the top and, on the reverse, a bulb-of-percussion with rippling below. The upper surface is convex, has a broad central ridge, and two narrow diagonal flake removal scars at the top. The outer edges of the tool have been re-touched by the removal of a single row of small chippings, creating a serrated blade. The flint surface is a heavily patinated mid orangey-brown. The implement measures 46.5mm long, 25mm wide and 7.…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Welwyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-764E07
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A preform or unpolished thick-butted flint axe of Neolithic date (C. Butler; 2005; pp. 139-147). The axe, which is of pointed oval section, has a maximum width of 46.3mm and a maximum thickness of 27.3mm approximately two thirds of the way down. From this point the width tapers downwards to the rounded cutting edge and upwards to a point at the butt. On one of the faces the axe has been extensively shaped by the removal of several broad diagonal flakes, creating a roughly central ridge. Further re-touching, using a more accurate tool, has been carried out along the outer edges. On t…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Watford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-002976
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint axe of Neolithic date. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan, tapering only slightly towards the rounded butt. It is pointed oval in section, the greatest thickness being at the centre point. The top half of one face and the the bottom part of the opposite face show that the flint surface was originally polished smooth. The fact that the remainder of the surfaces are lower than these smooth areas and show numerous flake removal scars suggests that the axe was re-worked at some point in its life. The flint is a heavily patinated mottled creamy-grey colour. The implement meas…
Created on: Friday 1st June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ware', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-5E9504
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint blade of probable late Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. This sub-rectangular blade has lost a small part of its distal edge, but is otherwise complete. The tool is of trapezoidal section and has evidence of re-touching on the central part of one vertical side. At the top is a small portion of the core platform and a diffuse bulb-of-percussion. The flint is mottled dark brownish-grey in colour. The tool measures 37.9mm long, 19.9mm wide and 3.8mm thick. The weight is 3.44g.
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shenley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-5E2256
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of probable late Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The tool has been made from a long, broad flake of sub-oval form. The dorsal surface has a flat area at the centre bordered by two narrow flake removal scars. The tool has been crudely re-touched around most of its perimeter. On the ventral surface is a clear bulb-of-percussion and rippling. The flint is mottled grey and reddish brown in colour and has a slightly patinated surface. The tool measures 51.4mm long, 40.4mm wide and 10.1mm thick. The weight is 23.27g.
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shenley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-5E5743
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A re-touched flint flake of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The tool appears to have been made from a natural flake of sub-triangular form. The horizontal edge retains it's original cortex. There is only a small area of re-touching, limited to the upper half of one of the angled edges. The flint is mottled dark to light grey and is heavily patinated. The tool measures 52.6mm wide, 35.9mm high and 16mm thick. The weight is 24.73g.
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shenley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-5E6757
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A re-touched flint flake of probable Neolithic date. The tool has been made from a roughly drop-shaped flake. The dorsal surface has a central vertical arrise which splits into a V-shape towards the proximal end. Most of the re-touching has taken place on one of the vertical edges and is limited in extent; the other vertical edge may have been deliberately serrated, or this may be the result of use. On the ventral surface is evidence of rippling from the strike, but the bulb-of-percussion has been removed. The flint is brownish-grey to mid-grey in colour. The implement measures 4…
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shenley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-FFB5B2
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete re-touched flint flake tool of probable Neolithic date. This small, thin flake appears to have been removed from a core or tool and the edge re-touched to turn it into a blade. The flake is irregular in plan and has a large and possibly deliberately cut notch. The bulb-of-percussion can be clearly seen on the ventral face, while the dorsal surface has three or four narrow flake removal scars. The proximal end of the flake has been finely re-touched on the ventral face, creating a convex cutting edge. The distal end is roughly horizontal, the tool having been broken at …
Created on: Thursday 6th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wareside', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-D1EF46
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint blade of probable late Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. The sub-rectangular piece has a thin trapezoidal section. The proximal end retains a small portion of the core platform; the distal end is broken. The flint is a lightly patinated mid orange-grey in colour. The edges show some possible evidence of wear. The tool measures 31.3mm long, 16.1mm wide and 3.5mm thick. The weight is 1.79g.
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-CDFC54
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of Neolithic date. The general form and size of the flake suggests that it probably dates from the early part of the period. The implement has been made from a broad, thick flake which has developed a heavily patinated whitish-grey surface. The object has roughly parallel vertical sides, a rounded proximal end and an irregular distal end. The dorsal surface exhibits two main arrises, which may have resulted from the removal of flakes or, alternatively, may be the result of thermal fracture. The majority of retouch has been executed on the convex proximal edge, but th…
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-CE64B5
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint End scraper of probable early Neolithic date. The tool has been manufactured from a broad, short flake of roughly semi-circular form. The surface of the dark grey flint has is a heavily patinated blueish-white colour. At the proximal end is a wide area of core platform. The ventral surface is roughly flat at the proximal end and slopes downwards to the convex distal end. Approximately three quarters of the convex scraping edge has been finely re-touched. In the area between this scraping edge and the platform is a jagged protrusion which retains cortex. On the ventral face …
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-CF2233
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint blade tool of probable early Neolithic date. The tool has been made from a long sub-rectangular flake of dark greyish-brown flint. The flake is roughly trapeziodal in section, the dorsal surface having a narrow central ridge which is possibly the result of an earlier narrow blade removal. Cortex remains at the wide distal end and half way down one of the vertical edges. Re-touch is confined to the other vertical edge and consists of a deep notch above a serrated convex area. On the ventral surface, the bulb-of-percussion has been removed but ripples are visible. The tool …
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-CF4B22
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A re-touched flint flake tool of probable Neolithic date. At the proximal end of the tool are what appears to be the remannts of two adjacent core platforms. From the base of these platforms the sides angle gradually downwards, terminating in a short horizontal edge. The dorsal surface is wide and flat, with a single arrise on each side; the ventral surface has a clearly defined bulb-of-percussion and ripples. Re-touching has been carried out on both sub-vertical sides and on the short vertical side at the distal end. The flint is mid brown in colour and has little patination. Th…
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-CF6D12
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core of probable late Neolithic date. The core is large and of rough appearance. The flint itself, which is mottled grey in colour, contains natural flaws and is generally of poor quality. At the top is a platform and the scars extending downwards from here suggest that it was used for the manufacture of short, broad flakes. The object measures 60.7mm high, 52mm wide and weighs 197.73g.
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redbourn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-CFE3D1
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint axe of Neolithic date. This piece is best categorised as a 'roughout', the surfaces still retaining some original cortex. The most likely explanation is that it was discarded prior to finishing, possibly due to flaws in the flint, but more likely because of the accidental removal of too large a flake (see below). The axe is an elongated sub-oval shape in plan and is of pointed oval section. It has been roughly formed through the removal of a number of broad flakes which generally radiate outwards from the central ridge. One of the convex vertical edges has been subject to a …
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-D037F1
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large and irregular flint core tool of probable late Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The tool is sub-rectangular in plan and appears to have been manaufactured from a modified single-platform core. The platform is irregular in shape but appears to have evidence for preparation, in the form of a long, thin bladelet type scar, fine re-touch and possible evidence for grinding. Apart from an angled corner, the ventral surface is flat and has a clear bulb-of-percussion and ripples emanating from the proximal (platform) end. The convex dorsal surface has been formed by two strikes c…
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-D19B18
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint tool - probably a core rejuvination flake tool - of probable late Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. The tool is sub-rectangular in plan and of trapezoidal section. The dorsal side has four surfaces which represent flake removal scars from the production of narrow blades; the remaining face retains the original flint cortex. The ventral surface has a clear bulb-of-percussion and ripples. At the proximal end is a small portion of the original core platform. The distal end has been deliberately flattened through fine re-touch, creating a narrow scraping edge. The flint is a m…
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-0D19A7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint hammerstone of prehistoric (probably Mesolithic or Neolithic) date. Part of an assemblage of lithic material - see also BH-ODE267, BH-0ED854, BH-0DBDF7, BH-0EF897, BH-0F18A3 and BH-0F36A1. The implement is sub-ovate, having a small, flat area at one end. The opposite end is rounded and has a pitted surface - evidence of repeated striking of something hard. The convex ventral and dorsal surfaces have been formed by the removal of broad, multi-directional flakes. An area of cortex remains and the flint is a heavily patinated greyish-white. The tool measures 81.6mm long, 63.…
Created on: Monday 31st March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wheathampstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-0DBDF7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core of probable Mesolithic date. The surface scars suggest that this core was used for the production of small blades. Part of an assemblage of flintwork - see also BH-ODE267, BH-0ED854, BH-0D19A7, BH-0EF897, BH-0F18A3 and BH-0F36A1. The core has two opposing platforms of irregular shape. Half of the core has been worked, the unworked half being covered with the flint cortex. There are at least ten small, parallel blade removal scars and both platforms have been maintained. The flint is a lightly patinated light to mid grey colour. The core measures 31.8mm high, 35mm wid…
Created on: Monday 31st March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wheathampstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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