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Record ID: WAW-9B2C83
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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Mesolithic to Neolithic (-8300 to -2100) debitage: The knapped flint flake is probably either a core rejuvenation flake or sharpening flake. It is knapped from a mottled mid grey to light grey flint which has a waxy texture. One edge has re-touch on the dorsal surface which also has flake scars. The edges are otherwise unmodified. The ventral surface has a single scar, and recent damage. It weighs 7.25g and measures 35.94mm long, 28.09mm wide and 7.91mm thick. The flake probably dates to the Mesolithic to Neolithic period.
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-383319
Object type: TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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A probable transverse arrowhead of grey-green translucent flint. Late Neolithic dating (3300 BC to 2200 BC). The arrowhead is triangular in shape, with a sub-rectangular cross section. Conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral face. Retouch is present along both side edges, on both faces. The retouch can be classified as short, sub-parallel and abrupt. The arrowhead measures 31.5 mm in length with a maximum width of 22.7 mm. It is 6.1 mm thick and weighs 3.5 g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-62CBDD
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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A complete retouched bladelet of later Mesolithic date, circa 4500-3000BC. The blade was struck from a prepared core and if it had not been reworked would be best described as secondary debitage The flint is broadly triangular in plan and 'D' shaped in cross section. Approximately 50 % of the dorsal face is covered in a mid grey coloured chalk / limestone derived cortex. A striking platform and shallow bulb of percussion are present on the ventral face.One parallel sided blade removal is present on the dorsal face, suggesting that the core was relatively unworked when this blade wa…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th July 2016
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Record ID: WMID-0BDBED
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete struck / knapped blade, formed from a tertiary debitage flake, of probable Neolithic dating (c. 4,000 BC to c. 2, 350 BC). The probable blade has a sub trapezoidal cross section, and is sub rectangular in shape. Retouch is present along both long sides (short, subparallel, semi-abrupt). The probable blade has been made from a piece of tertiary debitage. The flake has been made from a light grey flint, with little surface patination. Length: 48.5 mm Width: 24.6 mm Thickness: 7.0 mm Weight: 10.4 g
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: WMID-1C7BA7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
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A knapped flint core formed into a rod like implement, dating to late Neolithic (c. 3300BC-2200 BC). The object is of uncertain function. The flake is lentoid in plan, and oval in cross section. The object has a rounded pointed end and a rounded squared butt. The flake is bifacially worked with invasive, scaled, semi-abrupt re-touch. The flake is cream to grey in colour. There is also evidence the flake has plough rolled. The flake measures 73.3 mm in length, 25 mm wide and 17.5 mm thick. It weighs 36.59 g.
Created on: Monday 14th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th August 2017
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Record ID: WMID-9312E2
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete struck / knapped blade, formed from a secondary debitage flake, of probable Neolithic dating (c. 4,000 BC to c. 2, 350 BC). The probable blade has a sub trapezoidal cross section, and is sub rectangular in shape. Retouch is present along the lower short side (short, subparallel, abrupt). The probable blade has been made from a piece of secondary debitage, probably the remains of a core for making blade. The flake has been made from a dark grey flint, with little surface patination. Length: 52.3 mm Width: 25.3 mm Thickness: 13.1 mm Weight: 21.6 g
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-A56FBE
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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A complete flint, Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age, tanged arrowhead, 2350-1700BC. The object comprises a pointed oval blade that has been pressure flaked to shape. There are long, scaled, intrusive removals across the surface of the object to shape the piece. The cutting edges are then retouched by short, scaled removals. The piece has an assymetrical lozenge shaped cross section, with one face more triangular than the other. See also NMS-C33616 a Green, S. (1980) Sutton type A. Early Bronze Age: 2350 to 1700 BC Length: 42.82mmWidth: 16.98mmThickness: 6.49mmWeight: 4.11g
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D55839
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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Flint working debitage of probably the mid to late Bronze Age period, dating from c. 1600 - c. 800 BC. The object is probably an implement formed of a tertiary flake removed from a larger core, and then subjected to further working. The object is broadly square in plan and a tapered D shape in section. The left side of the dorsal face has a rectangular removal which has conchoidal ripple marks from the proximal end. There is a triangular removal above this with conchoidal ripple marks from the distal end. To the right of these is a triangular removal with shallow ripple marks from …
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2016
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Record ID: HESH-0D7BAE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small flint scraper / side scraper formed on a secondary flake probably dating from the earlier Neolithic (3500-2500 BC). The scraper is formed on a pointed oval shaped flake which is D shaped in cross section. The ventral (lower) face shows conchoidal ripples and the bulb and point of percussion from a prepared distal platform. The dorsal face has a number of irregular and regular flake scars from previous flake removals and a large area of mid grey cream coloured cortex. The two long curved edges have been reworked / retouched with small regular flakes creating a cutting / scrapin…
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st July 2016
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Record ID: WMID-6222EB
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete retouched tertiary flint blade of later Mesolithic date, circa 4500-3000 BC. The implement is a blade formed from a tertiary flake which has a D-shaped section. The blade has snapped at the proximal end, therefore the bulb of percussion is lost although the conchoidal ripples are visible. A number of small parallel flakes have been removed from the dorsal face. The retouch on the implement is short, parallel, low angled and is present along the left edge towards the distal end. It is likely that this blade was retouched around the long edges to be used as a scraping a…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4A737B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck / knapped secondary debitage flake, of probable Neolithic dating (c. 4,000 BC to c. 2, 350 BC). The debitage flake has a sub triangular cross section, and is sub square in shape. Minimal retouch is present along one of the long edges (short, subparallel, low angle). Conchoidal ripples are present on the ventral face. The flake has been made from a light brown flint, with little surface patination. Length: 23.3 mm Width: 35.3 mm Thickness: 4.7 mm Weight: 4.3 g
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 14th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-173F86
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of the late Neolithic to early Bronze Age period, probably dating from c. 2400 BC - c. 1600 BC. The object is probably a secondary flake removed from a larger core, and then subjected to further working, and was probably used as a scraper tool. The object is broadly D shaped in plan and broadly triangular in section. On the ventral face the striking platform is evident at the base of the proximal end, there is a small bulb of percussion and shallow, but clear, conchoidal ripple marks on the surface, suggestive of the use of a soft hammer when strik…
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5E4650
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Late) disc scraper, 33mm long, 33mm wide, 5mm thick and 9.3g in weight. Made on a rounded flake that has been worked centripetally into a disc by the application of semi-abrupt and in some parts abrupt retouch. The flint is opaque and has turned light grey through the process of patination. The butt is large and therefore the piece has been hard hammer struck. The left side has been notched, and the dorsal face possesses two parallel ridges created by unidirectional removals.
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: WMID-A7C147
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint discoidal 'thumbnail' scraper dating to the Neolithic to Early Bronze Age period (c. 3000-1500). Formed on a secondary flake of translucent greyish-brown flint. The bulb of percussion is clear on the ventral face with several small bulb scars apparent. The dorsal face has a small area of patination across its left side. Some evidence of retouch is apparent at the distal end. The removals are short, scales and semi-abrupt. There is a hinge fracture towards the proximal end on the dorsal face.24.15mm in length, 21.7mm in width, 7.38mm in thickness and 4.2g in weight The overall…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
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Record ID: WMID-A787E3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint scraper and borer of Mesolithic date (c. 9000-3450 BC). The lithic is sub-rectangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains three predominant negative scars with corresponding arrises. The left hand side of the dorsal surface contains a small number of short, parallel removals done at a semi-abrupt angle. The distal end appears to have been abruptly blunted with a worked point for boring. There is also some retouch below the borer with the removals also short, parallel and done at a semi-abrupt angle. The ventral surface is convex with ripp…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
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Record ID: WMID-FEC1DD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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A complete probable Bronze Age flint scraper (c. 3500 BC - 800 BC). This implement is made on a primary flake. The striking platform and bulb of percussion are apparent on the ventral face. A small number of bulb scars are also visible. The dorsal face is partially covered with a light brown cortex. There are signs of retouching arlong the distal and medial edges. The removals are mainly long, scaled and low angled. The overall dimensions are as follows: 30.07mm in length, 20.75mm in width, 13mm in thickness and 8.63g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-BF4EE6
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint thumbnail scraper made from a flake and dating to the late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age. The scraper is sub-oval in shape with a finely retouched curved edge on the dorsal face. About a third of the edge in unworked - this is the butt area where the original flake was struck off the core. The dorsal surface is mostly covered in dark honey coloured cortex apart from on the retouched edges. The angle of retouch is about 45 degrees. The ventral surface has a pronounced bulb of percussion with ripples radiating from this point across the surface. There is no retouch on the ventral su…
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: WMID-755DFC
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of probable Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2000 BC). The implement is a scraper formed from a tertiary flake. The flake is dark grey in colour, sub-oval in plan and lozenge-shaped in section. There is a large striking platform at the proximal end on the ventral face, though the bulb of percussion has been obscured by retouch. The ripples of percussion can be seen above the retouch. The retouch on the ventral face is long, scaled and low-angled. The dorsal face has several prominent ridges. There is retouch along the right hand side to form the scraper edg…
Created on: Friday 5th April 2019
Last updated: Friday 5th April 2019
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Record ID: WMID-46C7A2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint hollow scraper, of probable Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age dating (3300 BC to 1000 BC). The scraper is irregular in shape, with a triangular cross section. It consists of a wider end, which then narrows to a thinner square end. A deliberate circular notch has been taken out of one side, with abrupt, short, acute retouch around it and along the edge below it. A small amount of cortex is present at the wide end. It measures 40.7 mm in length, a maximum width of 15.3 mm and 6.1 mm thick. It weighs 3.2 g. The flint is a mid to dark grey colour, with little surfac…
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th July 2019
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Record ID: WMID-46E526
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped or flaked flint leaf shaped arrowhead, of Neolithic dating (c. 3500 BC to c. 2500 BC). The arrowhead is approximately 95% complete, missing a small fragment from the bottom. The arrowhead is leaf shaped in plan, consisting of a pointed oval shape.. It has been made from a piece of tertiary debitage as no cortex (outer rind) is visible on either the dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower) faces. Both dorsal and ventral face exhibit controlled flaking. The ventral face just has the retouch along the edge, whereas on the dorsal face, it covers the surface. The retouch ca…
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th July 2019
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