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Record ID: ESS-B310B7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lithic implement on semi-translucent grey tertiary flint. It has a white-grey mottled patina on the dorsal face. It is sub oval in plan with a pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral face terminating in a hinge fracture at the distal end. There is a long straight removal in the centre of the dorsal face and thinning, scalar retouch from the sides. There is also retouch from the sides on the ventral face across the bulb of percussion. The object measures 28.9mm in length, 25.4mm in width, 6.5mm in thickness and weighs 3.65g.
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bulphan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-B33245
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic to Neolithic worked flake on opaque, grey flint. The surface is covered with a mid-buff patina and the original flint is only visible in the break at the distal end. The flake is ovoid in shape with a prominent bulb of percussion at the rounded proximal end. The dorsal face has a prominent lateral ridge whilst the ventral face has some scarring towards the distal end. There appears to be some retouch along the right side of the dorsal face. It measures 73.2mm in length, 32.6mm in width, 10.9mm thick and weighs
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bulphan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-DD2BF1
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of Mesolithic flint debitage, dating 9,000-3450 BC. The bulb of percussion is visible on the ventral side, with undulations radiating away. A single ridge is present on the dorsal side. There is no evidence of retouch along the blade edges. Dimensions: lenght: 30.30 mm; width: 16.05 mm; thickness: 4.77 mm; weight: 2.26g.
Created on: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 27th August 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-38E153
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic thumbnail scraper of translucent grey tertiary flint. It has a white-grey patina on the dorsal face. It is sub oval in plan with a pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral face terminating in a hinge fracture at the distal end. There are prominent ripples on the dorsal face. There is a small amount of retouch on the right of the dorsal side at the proximal end. The retouch is long and of a low angle. The scraper measures 16.50mm in length, 16.43mm in width, 2.96mm in thickness and weighs 0.93g.
Created on: Thursday 8th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 19th August 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-340D0F
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Mesolithic blade, dating 10,000 - 4,000 BC. The blade is formed of a mottled mid grey-brown flint, with a patch of white chalk cortex visible on the dorsal side. It has broken at the distal end so that the striking platform is no longer visible. There is also damage along the left edge on the ventral side, which appears natural or accidental. There is evidence of retouch on the left hand edge of the dorsal side, though it appears unfinished, only extending along an upper portion of the blade. the striking of the object has caused undulations on the dorsal side as well as…
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-37BDB5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Mesolithic flint scraper, dating 10,000 - 4,000 BC. The flint is a mottled mid-dark brown. The object appears to have been broken diagonally, leaving a significant part of the blade edge. there is evidence of retouch along most of the blade edge, with a hinge fracture along the rest. The bulb of percussion is no longer present but waves are visible radiating towards the hinge fracture. On the dorsal side, there is evidence of at least three flakes being removed. Dimensions: length: 31.41 mm; width: 25.70 mm; thickness: 6.95 mm; weight: 4.64g.
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-37D7C5
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Mesolithic flint blade, dating 10,000 - 4,000BC. The flint is a dark-mid grey. The object is boken at both proximal and distal ends. Traces of the bulb of percussion with radiating waves can be seen on the ventral side. A white chalky cortex remains in three places on the dorsal side, with evidence of at least three blades being removed. Dimensions: length: 31.81 mm; width: 26.03 mm; thickness: 8.60 mm; weight: 7.73g.
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-3770D0
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Thurrock
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic flint blade, dating 10,000 - 4,000BC. The object is formed of a mottled mid-light grey flint with a patch of light brown on the left edge when looking at the dorsal face. There are traces of four blades being removed from the dorsal side, no evidence of retouch. The bulb of percussion is present on the ventral side with a series of waves radiating from this. The striking platform is visible at the proximal end but there appears to be some damage at the distal end. Dimensions: length: 48.33 mm; width: 20.89 mm; thickness: 9.44 mm; weight: 9.78g.
Created on: Friday 1st May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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