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Record ID: GAT-9211A0
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Orange-brown-coloured flint blade, with a minimum of three earlier blade removals visible on the dorsal face. The bulb of percussion is clearly visible on the ventral face, as are ripples running conversely across the length of this face. It has been truncated at the point of percussion: this is known to have taken place since it was found, roughly 20 years ago. Similarly, there may be some retouch along the edges of the blade, although this may have also been caused by damage since its discovery.
Created on: Tuesday 25th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-C531F1
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Thumbnail scraper made from a pale brown-grey flint flake. There is some retouch evident on both sides. The bulb of percussion created when the flake was detached from the core is evident and forms the thickest part of the scraper. The arrowhead found in close proximity to the scraper appears to have been made from the same type of flint.
Created on: Thursday 18th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-DDD7D6
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint blade/flake, truncated at each end and damaged by the effects of burning. A small flake with a pronounced dorsal ridge (hence alternative identification of blade). It is difficult to confidently classify the type of object due to the damage it has suffered, and it is unclear whether all the flake removals currently visible are the result of human action or burning. The flake has a chipped ventral face. The chip is close to the bulb of percussion and may be a result of burning. There may be fine retouch visible along the edges of the dorsal face, and flake removals can be c…
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-DDCB03
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Primary flake from a probable beach pebble. The flake does not appear to have been retouched to any great extent, but has been removed from a nodule of flint, probably a beach pebble. The bulb of percussion is clearly evident on the ventral face, the dorsal face is largely comprised of cortex. It may be of Mesolithic date due to the context – it was found at Trwyn Du, Aberffraw, and another flint flake/blade was recovered at the same time.
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-DD6332
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake, pale grey with orange-brown flecks. Removal of further flakes evident on surface. Some retouch evident.
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-DD6D71
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey flint flake with evident bulbal scar and retouch. Also appears to have some cortex present.
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-DD54C6
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake, orange-brown in colour, one side of which is cortex.
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-D33143
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Finely-worked arrowhead made from pale brown-grey flint. The arrowhead is triangular in shape and has been bifacially worked. It does not appear to be tanged or barbed, although the base is slightly hollowed. The point has broken off. The arrowhead appears to have been finished using the ‘pressure-flaking’ technique and there is some evidence of retouch around the edges. The scraper found in close proximity to the arrowhead appears to have been made from the same type of flint.
Created on: Friday 31st March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: GAT-818764
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of flint found together. The first is likely to be imported flint and represents a flake from tool production. It is broken and the break is heavily patenated suggesting the break is ancient. It is possible that the flake represents a distal scraper snapped off in use. Later neolithic. The second piece is an irregular pebble, no sign of deliberate working, probably glacial deposition. Natural.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
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Record ID: GAT-087673
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Truncated blade in banded grey, brown and white flint.The dorsal face shows previous removals from the core and some cortex remains on the distal end.Retouch is evident along both edges, but especially pronounced on the shorter side of the ventral face.
Created on: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
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Record ID: GAT-084114
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Black chert blade with evidence for earlier removals from the core on the dorsal face.One side has a smooth wide cleavage plane emanating from the striking platform which appears to have been struck a second time in an attempt to thin the butt.Some retouch is evident.
Created on: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
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Record ID: GAT-06D505
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken waste flake found in eroding field edge.The mid-brown flint flake retains some cortex within the striking platform but was not the primary flake struck from the core – at least two earlier removals are visible on the dorsal face.The bulb of percussion is clearly visible to the proximal end of the ventral face and a smaller bulb scar can be seen within this.There are a number of other angular fractures also visible to this end, possibly a result of hinge or step terminations to other flake removals, or perhaps as a result of natural causes. The flake has been truncated c. 18…
Created on: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
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Record ID: GAT-07B758
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Waste greyish-brown secondary flake with a pronounced dorsal ridge and which retains some cortex to the distal end. The ventral face shows a small bulb scar at the distal end whilst ripples emanate from the striking platform at the proximal end suggesting that the core from which it was taken was struck from either end during preparation. A number of other flake removals are evident on both faces. There appears to be some possible fine retouch along the edges.
Created on: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-41A913
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Seven (7) knapped flint blades of later Mesolithic date (6500 - 4000 BC). All the blades are broadly sub-rectangular in plan (having curved / convex and concave long edges) and are sub-rectangular or sub-triangular in cross section. Many stages of core development are present within this small assemblage; some blades have small areas of cortex (outer flint rind) present whilst others do not. The presence of the cortex usually indicates that the flake has been struck in the earlier knapping phases of the core. Some of the blades have been deliberately snapped, whilst others are complet…
Created on: Thursday 12th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aberffraw', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D3D292
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Multi faceted core which has been worked in several to produce small blades or microliths of late Mesolithic date (6500-3500 BC). The core is probably derived from a riverine pebble and a considerable area of outer cortex (40 - 50%) is present on one face. The fragment is heavily worn and the remains of at least one striking platform is present from which blades have been removed. From what remains it would seem that a flaw was present within this end of a larger water worn flint pebble and that once the usable flint had been removed the core was rejected and discarded. There is no ev…
Created on: Thursday 19th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aberffraw', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D41CD4
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three (3) pieces of worked flint blade, probably of Mesolithic date (6500-4500BC). These three blades are irregular in form and may represent trimming and reworking of different cores. All are tertiary flakes, with no cortex associated with them. Two show working in two separate directions suggesting that they come from a core which is rejuvenated and then reworked. Waste similar to this was often discarded and can be seen as diagnostic evidence of flint working on site. None of the flakes are retouched / reworked. They are all formed from a grey coloured flint with a white surface pa…
Created on: Thursday 19th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aberffraw', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D3ABC6
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four (4) knapped flint blades of later Mesolithic date (6500 - 4000 BC). The blades are best described as primary debitage related to core preparation. All four blades are broadly sub-rectangular in plan (having curved / convex and concave long edges) and are sub-rectangular or sub-triangular in cross section. All have at least 50% cortex (outer flint rind) present which indicate that they are amongst the first flakes / blades to be struck from a core when working / knapping faces are being prepared. None of the flakes are retouched and it is likely that they were discarded soon after…
Created on: Thursday 19th August 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aberffraw', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-81A957
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large flint flake probably imported material. Although an evocative shape, it is not a tool, the facets are deemed to be the result of natural fracturing; ie not worked.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Last updated: Monday 26th October 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GAT-0F2347
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Semi-circular flint object, dark brownish grey in colour. It has a flat back edge which narrows to a sharp semi-circular outer edge. Several parts of this semi-circular edge show signs of short, abrupt retouch. The back comprises two main concave scars with a small area of cortex on one. One face of the object displays a bulb and ripples indicating it was struck off of a larger piece. The other face has multiple concave scars where flakes have been struck from the object. Discussion: The object appears to have only recently been ploughed out as it is very fresh and there is litt…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 27th October 2015
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Record ID: GAT-10401D
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The gunflint is a dark grey in colour and trapezoidal in plan and in section. The dorsal face is very flat representing one large facet with a small concave scar at one edge probably the result of later damage. The wider 'striking' edge of the flint has been trimmed by short, abrupt scaled retouch carried out from the ventral face to produce the striking surface. There appears to be some minor evidence of battering along this edge suggesting light use before loss or discard. The butt is quite blunt and steep and is the thickest part of the flint, with the body thinning as it proceeds …
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 27th October 2015
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