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Record ID: NMS-91419B
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Correction blade from an opposed platform core, Hard hammer struck, of unpatinated mottled grey flint with some small iron scrapes from agicultural impements. Bulb of percussion removed by a transverse bending fracture, some irregular damage or use wear to both lateral edges. Possibly Upper Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-91080B
Object type: CRESTED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Soft hammer struck crested blade, with muti-directional flake scars to the dorsal face and some recent damage to the lateral edges, of orange and grey patinated flint. This type of distinctive debitage is part of the initial preperation of (mode 4) long blade cores. Upper Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-90CFCC
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Small tertiary, hard hammer struck spear or knife-like implement, of sub-triangular plan form and of patinated dark orange/brown flint. Both lateral edges are steeply retouched on the dorsal face, the platform has been removed by steep bifacial retouch, presumably to enable hafting. Possibly middle to late Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8FD127
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Secondary, hard hammer struck flake, of dark brown patinated flint with recent damage to both edges, revealing fresh dark grey flint below. Stained cortex extant to the platform. Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8FB430
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Tertiary, soft hammer struck flake, of dark orange/brown patinated flint, steep retouch to the distal end and irrugularly to both lateral edges. Platform broken in antiquity. Some recent damage to the edges, revealing the original dark grey flint. Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8F7CFF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake, of mottled dark brown patinated flint with a yellow inclusion towards the distal end, steep retouch to the distal end. Platform is faceted. Possibly Lower Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8EB3FF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Secondary, hard hammer struck flake, of mottled dark brown patinated flint, steep retouch to the distal end, one side, and half of the other side, up to a patch of thick, stained cortex. Platform is faceted. Possibly Late (final) Upper palaeolithic or earlier.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A4FF46
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint blade. Length >73mm. Broken at the distal end. Struck from a blade core (probably with a single platform). Heavily abraded platform with two small bulbs of percussion. Sharp and unmodified, but with some recent damage to the right ventral edge. Probably Final Palaeolithic or Mesolithic. c.15,000 - c.4000 BC.
Created on: Friday 26th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2012
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