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Record ID: BERK-465847
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint flake with deep secondary reworking along one edge. The reworking extends to the middle of the ventral surface. This is a ?scraper or a fragment of a larger tool. From the invasiveness of the reworking I suspect it is Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-61C800
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Sub-rectangular flint tranchet adze or axe. Both surfaces bear many flake scars and ridges as well as numerous areas with rippling although one is not so heavily worked as the other. The flint is yellow/green in colour. A very nice example of the type.
Created on: Thursday 27th November 2003
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
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Record ID: WMID4389
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The scraper is a sub semi-circular shape in plan. The rounded edge has been knapped on the dorsal surfacing, forming an oblique angle. The reverse is the ventral surface. The flint is a mottled grey/blue/white colour.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-2B3542
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Upper Palaeolithic small flint handaxe of Wymer Type E, from the Devensian Glacial Stage. The handaxe is bifacially worked and has an opaque white patina covering the majority of its surface. Length: 53.44mm, width at widest point: 38.12mm, thickness at thickest point: 14.77mm, weight: 30.68g.
Created on: Thursday 25th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DENO-D38BB3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large cortical flint flake, with c.30% cortex. The cortex is sandy coloured indicating the flint originated from sand/gravel/soil rather than chalk. The inner flint is a fine brown-red colour with no patination. There are five striking platforms. The bulb is large. The tip is broken off and the proximal end is damaged. Length 69.7mm, width 35.18mm, thickness (across the proximal (bulb) end) 12.2mm, weight 27.34g.
Created on: Friday 2nd April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-D58E82
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A frgament from a Neolithic polished flint axehead dating from c.4000-2100 BC. Polished axes are very labour intensive and are thought to have held high value during this period. Polished axes were traded throughout Britain and Western Europe. In this example only the tip survives. The flint is covered in thick white patina suggesting a chalk downland source. It measures 43.79mm long, 42.43mm wide and is 22.84mm thick. It weighs 39.8 gms.
Created on: Thursday 20th August 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 10th March 2015
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Record ID: BERK-057F02
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A retouched secondary flake, possibly a horseshoe scraper with retouch visible on both the dorsal and ventral sides. The tool appears to have battered edges all around it. The flint is a brown-grey in colour and the bud is still present on the ventral surface, although it has been partially removed by retouch. This tool measures 30.20mm long, 20.87mm wide and is 8.12mm thick. It weighs 6.9gms.
Created on: Friday 4th September 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ledwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-2B1DB7
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Middle Palaeolithic Devensian cordiform handaxe from Cassington, Oxfordshire. The handaxe is bifacially retouched but does display some more modern weathering damage including fracturing and spooling. A grey-blue core is covered by a thick creamy-yellow patina. The handaxe measures 74.81mm long, 64.99mm wide and is 19.83mm thick. It measures 86.7gms. The Devensian period at Cassington is well attested from evidence gained during gravel extractions. The period here dates from c.75,000BC to 35,000BC.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Record ID: SUR-6F1AE5
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A handaxe of Lower Palaeolithic date measuring 159mm x 99mm. Bifacially worked with relatively crude flaking. Mmottled light grey flint and has a creamy patina and much iron staining. Some damage has occurred during the axe's long history.
Created on: Friday 6th July 2012
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2012
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Record ID: BERK-E818F3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint scraper made on a tertiary flake, and probably dating from the later Neolithic to Bronze Age (c. 2500 - 1500 BC). The scraper is retouched along both edges of the dorsal surface only. Some flaking may be evident on the ventral surface.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2012
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Record ID: BERK-E96204
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to the early Bronze Age (c. 2150-1500 BC). The arrowhead is roughly triangular in form although the point is missing, and one of the tangs appears broken. It has extensive bifacial flake removals on all surfaces.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2012
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Record ID: BERK-C960A3
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead, very well made. Dating to the early Bronze Age - c2000-1600BC.
Created on: Friday 21st March 2014
Last updated: Thursday 10th July 2014
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Record ID: BERK-17EC72
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete flint, partially ground and polished axehead head dating to the Neolithic period. The axe head is made from a whitish-coloured flint. It has rough bifacial removals with the rounded butt of the axe ground smooth and polished on either face. It is unclear whether this is an unfinished polished axe, or whether the restricted area that is ground and polished was intentional. Polished axes are characteristic of the Neolithic period; this specimen is likely to date to the Late Neolithic, c. 2700-2300 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 25th March 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th August 2014
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Record ID: BERK-AC5646
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable Middle Palaeolithic handaxe. The handaxe is incomplete and was probably broken during manufacture or use, while one small area of more modern damage is evident. The handaxe is bifacially retouched, and a creamy grey core is covered by a thick orange patina, suggesting a gravel bed context or source, such as those known from Cassington, Oxon. The Devensian period at Cassington is well attested from evidence gained during gravel extractions. The period here dates from c.75,000BC to 35,000BC but this find is likely to have been redeposited from an earlier layer. The handaxe me…
Created on: Saturday 24th July 2010
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
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Record ID: BERK-EF5FC7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tiny fragmant from a Neolithic polished axe, possibly knapped off the main object.
Created on: Thursday 12th January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
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Record ID: SUR-6549F5
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete flint handaxe of Lower Palaeolitic date. The axe is a cordate biface and is complete save for one or two small chips. One side is patinated white and retains areas of cortex; one remaining area forms a hollow. The other side is grey with a dense tangle of off white lines.
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 25th March 2012
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Record ID: BERK-4AE13B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A blade-like flake, possibly a core rejuvination flake (debitage) dating to the prehistoric period, possibly the Mesolithic period. The secondary flake is made on a brown flint with the lateral edges showing some recortication. There are several long thin removals on the dorsal side. There is a post-depositional break at the proximal end which has removed any evidence of the bulb or platform, although some radiating fracture lines can be seen. This flake was probably struck with a soft hammer (bone). The flake is not particularly diagnostic and although the long thin removals suggest …
Created on: Friday 8th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: BERK-7F2596
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lower palaeolithic handaxe, dating from c. 476,000 - 421,000 BC. The handaxe has been made of a flint nodule that has a greyish-white outer colouring, likely to be from a chalk downlands source. Dating from the Anglian phase of the Lower Palaeolithic, c. 478,000 to 423,000 years ago, the hand axe has bifacial removals made using a hard hammer, such as another stone. Although the hand axe has some post-depositional damage and iron staining, it survives in very good condition. Based on the location of discovery this hand axe probably derived from the Caversham Channel, an ancient rout…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: BERK-38A5D3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lithic implement, possibly an Lower Paleolithic hand axe but it is also possible that it is a Late Neolithic 'Ovate'. Roughly flaked but with some finer retouch forming a point.
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2012
Last updated: Friday 24th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caversham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-2FED97
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An unusually large and chunky Neolithic arrowhead dating from c. 4000 - 2100 BC. The arrowhead was the cause of consideration by Alison Roberts (Ashmolean Museum) and Prof. Nick Barton (Institute of Archaeology), and thanks are given for their comments, which follow: 'The flint appears at first to be of considerable age, however it is too small to be of Upper Palaeolithic origin, but is not quite right for the Neolithic period either. There are large laurel-leaf arrowheads of the Neolithic that have been found in East Anglia, so it is probably better to consider this as a Neolithic…
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2012
Last updated: Thursday 17th April 2014
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