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Record ID: PUBLIC-6331C2
Object type: BACKED BLADELET
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A backed bladelet, pinkish brown in colour, uni-facially retouched and expediently made. The left margin of the dorsal face exhibits partial retouch of abrupt angle and is of edge type extent. The form of this microlith lends itself to the idea that this may have been utilised as a burin. Bond (2005) illustrates a similar example on p119, fig 5.103, 45 which dates to the Mesolithic.
Created on: Wednesday 30th November 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 28th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-6A11C3
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint pebble single-platform core, oval in plan and plano-convex in profile. The core has flakes removed two thirds of the way around its axis, with a layer of grey cortex running from the platform down to the base on the remaining third section. The flint is dark brown colour.
Created on: Wednesday 30th November 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-46BC02
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint blade, sub-rectangular in plan, plano-convex in profile and section. Smokey grey flint with no cortex. The dorsal face has shallow, semi-abrupt retouch on the right margin, with possible damage at the distal end. The edge has been truncated at the proximal end. On the ventral face the right margin shows shallow, semi-abrupt retouch in the central section. Mercer (1981) shows a similar flint, described as an edge-blunted, truncated flake, on page 143, Figure 63, L194
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2011
Last updated: Sunday 29th January 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D11945
Object type: BORER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint borer, sub-rectangular in plan, bi-convex in profile and section. On the dorsal face, there is a point on the upper left margin on the distal edge. To the left of this point there is retouch and to the right (i.e. along the distal end) there is a prepared edge, so creating a working point. There is also a sharp point midway down the right margin but this may be acceidental. There is a sharp edge along part of the proximal end, possibly for use as a blade. On the ventral face, there is fine retouch on the upper right marginbelow the working point. The flint is grey with white mot…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Last updated: Sunday 29th January 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-704416
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A short, hard hammer struck flake of opaque cream and cream brown flint, carrying platform preparation stepped flakelet scars on the dorsal surface, removing some of the dorsal ridge.The right convergent margin has a line of continuous fine semi-abrupt retouch.Mercer(1981) in Cornish Archaeology illustrates 'edge trimmed flakes' on page 129, fig 56, L95-L107.
Created on: Saturday 1st October 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-10C790
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint pebble edged flake, rectangular in plan, tear-drop in profile and section. A layer of white cortex is present at the proximal end, with retouch on the right edge of the dorsal face. The flint is pale light grey colour. Bond (2004) illustrates a similar example on page 140, Fig. 5.126, No. 13, which is dated to the later Neolithic.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-74EF33
Object type: CRESTED BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A crested blade of dark brown flint with a little pebble cortex on the distal tip. The proximal end shows small flake scars of platform preparation and there are some wavy ridges from previous bladelet or small flake removals. On the left margin are traces of use with a short oblque abruptly retouched end scraper and a finely retouched edge seen from the ventral side. Butler(2005) illustrates a crested blade on page 120, fig. 47, 8.
Created on: Wednesday 7th September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-07C792
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint leaf arrowhead fragment, triangular in plan and rod shaped in profile. The right margin has a finely serrated edge. The proximal end is snapped. The ventral side has some retouching on the end. It is dark grey brown with pale flecks in colour. Mercer (1981) illustrates a similar example on page 127, Fig. 55, No. L80 which is dated to the Neolithic period.
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F08C67
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single platform blade core in in dark grey flint with white/grey flecks. Secondary smooth cortex suggests its origin as a local beach pebble. Successful full length blades have been struck from one side and two step fractures reveal a faulted surface. Bond illustrates similar cores on P138 Fig.5.125 which he places in the Neolithic period.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2011
Last updated: Saturday 29th October 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1F58B6
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A dark grey piece of flint, square in shape with light grey inclusions in the material. The dorsal face exhibits two areas of cortex on the surface, right side below the medial and the left corner of the proximal edge. The cortex is rough to the touch, implying nodular material. The left margin is curved in appearance with a sheer face along its edge, it ends at the distal edge with a protruding piece and what appears to be some gloss on the surface. The base of the right margin (proximal end) appears to have been retouched. The distal edge is erratic in appearance, no flat areas…
Created on: Thursday 15th September 2011
Last updated: Saturday 4th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-55B367
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint retouched flake, probably of Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date The flake is complete (with a length of 25.1mm, a width of 21.8mm, a thickness of 6.4mm and a weight of 2.6g). The retouch is neatly worked on a small distal area of one side (9mm long), with an area of utilisation on the proximal part of the same side. Both the retouch and utilisation are on the ventral surface of the flake. The dorsal surface displays evidence of core-preparation abutting the striking platform. The flake is made on grey, unpatinated flint.
Created on: Tuesday 19th July 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1A1EA3
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Late Neolithic waste flake (tertiary debitage). The flake is sub-triangular in shape and has a twisted, flat cross-section. There is no retouch. The ventral face has a percussion scar and a large striking platform. It is wideset at the stiking platform and tapers quickly to a thin body. The flint is a translucent off white, with an internal light grey patch, indicating this is a river flint. It is 27mm long, 18mm wide and 5mm thick at platform. It weighs 1.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-1A6145
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Late Neolithic waste flake (tertiary debitage). The flake is sub-oval in shape and has a flat cross-section. One end is more pointed and the flake is thickest near this end. There is no retouch. The ventral face has a percussive ripples from a strike at the pointed end. The dorsal face has many ridges and percussive ripples in opposing directions. The flint is an almost opaque light grey, indicating this is a river flint. It is 37mm long, 24mm wide and 6mm thick. It weighs 4.3g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wormelow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-F98530
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete later Mesolithic (5000 - 3500 BC) flint core. The core has been worked in several directions and was used to produce small blades. The core fragmnet has been deliberately removed by a transverse blow - possibly suggesting that the extant piece was removed to regenerate the core. The flint is a dark brown black colour and there is a large area of cortex - this suggests the flint is of a good quality and is not native to the area in which it was found. The discarding of such a large piece of flint is unusal and there is no evidence of further working / retouching of the piece…
Created on: Saturday 19th February 2011
Last updated: Sunday 24th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-FA1201
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, worked out Mesolithic flint core. The flint is a semi opaque grey colour. It exhibits multiple faceting from the removal of long thin blades in several directions set at 90 degrees to one another Length 12mm, width 19mm, thickness 8mm. weight: 1.8 grams
Created on: Saturday 19th February 2011
Last updated: Sunday 24th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbots', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B3D512
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Side and end scraper. Sub circular in plan. The right margin has been snapped deliberately and there is use wear at the distal end near the right margin. The dorsal face has been abruptly retouched at the distal end, with more extensive semi abrupt retouch continuing down the right margin. The left margin has been snapped. There is retouch at the proximal end. The working edge, distal end and rght margin, contains use wear. Butler (2005) illustrates a similar example on page 128, Fig 53, No 3 which dates to the Early Neolithic.
Created on: Monday 11th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 17th October 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-DD2094
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint core, off white in colour, appears to be crazed as a result of exposure to heat, smooth cortex on the outer surface approximately 1mm in thickness. Scar on the face 2mm in depth, possible striking platform present, but looks more like crazing paving than flint. This piece appears to have been subjected to intense heat.
Created on: Monday 12th September 2011
Last updated: Sunday 29th January 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-6474F0
Object type: MICROBURIN
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A microlith, mid brown in colour with cream flecks, uni-facially retouched and expediently made. There is much internal crazing of the flint likely due to the result of heat action and spalling has occurred on the dorsal face. There is little retouch present other than partially on at the right which is of low angle and edge type extent. Heat action on ventral face has led to the creation of a line of weakness surrounding the bulb of percussion. Studying the form it is possible this tool was utilised as a microburin. Bond (2005) illustrates a similar example on p119, fig 5.103…
Created on: Wednesday 30th November 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 28th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-4170B5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A thin flake of grey brown flint with cream flecks, struck from the cortex of a pebble. The distal end has been semi-abruptly retouched through the cortex as an end scraper. Mercer(1981) illustrates a cortically backed scraper on page 133, fig 58, L131.
Created on: Friday 4th November 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-AA7542
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An edge trimmed and notched blade which has been bi-facially retouched, possesses a feathered termination and has been expediently made. The right margin of the dorsal face exhibits discontinuous, edge retouch with a low angle to give a serrated edge. The distal end of the dorsal face exhibits partial retouch with a semi-abrupt angle and again is of edge extent. Two longitudinal arrises are present as well as a notch which has been prepared on the left margin close to the proximal end.There is also a small area of gloss to the proximal end of the dorsal face, possibly indicating use…
Created on: Wednesday 9th November 2011
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2012
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