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    • Broad period: MESOLITHIC

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Record ID: SOM-1F4073
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The distal end of a flint scraper of Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The piece is a secondary flake in black translucent flint with some cortex remaining on one side. There is an irregular snap at the proximal end. The aris and scars on the dorsal face suggest repeated blade removals from the same direction. There is invasive, parallel semi-abrupt retouch at the distal end on the dorsal face becoming shallower towards the centre. There is long, scalar semi-abrupt retouch down the right edge on the ventral face. This may suggest the piece was reused or had double use as a side and …
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1F15C5
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One retouched flint blade of probably Mesolithic date. The blade is a tertiary piece with evidence in the form of aris and scars on the dorsal face for previous parallel removals from the same platform. There is a very small bub of percussion at the proximal end. The distal end is snapped at an angle. A notch adjacent to this snap suggests it was deliberate and part of the process of making microliths. It is made in mid grey opaque flint with pale mottling and 32.6mm long, 15.6mm wide, 4.7mm thick and weighs 2.36g.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1EE0AD
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One retouched flint blade of probably Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. The blade is a tertiary piece with evidence in the form of aris and scars on the dorsal face for previous parallel removals from the same platform. The platform and bulb of percussion have been removed by a hinge fracture at the proximal end running down the ventral face. The distal end is snapped. There is short scalar semi-abrupt retouch running down the entire left edge on the dorsal face and larger chips, probably damge on the right edge. It is made in mid grey-brown translucent flint and 53.3mm long, 18.8mm …
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1E896A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of flint debitage of Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. Both are pieces of snapped blades or flakes, one the distal end and possibly wide enough to have been a flake, the other is the centre of a long blade. Both show scars on the dorsal face from repeated previous blade like removals from the same platform. The distal end is a tertiary piece in dark grey / black flint and may have some chips from use at the end although no clear retouch. The middle bit of blade is a secondary piece with cortex down one side in mid-grey flint with paler mottling. They weigh 5.02g together.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72F2B2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint possible knife fragment. A narrow flake with long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a flat ventral surface. A dense creamy patina with orange spots suggests it has subsequently endured a prolonged period of exposure to a calcareous environment, and possibly incorporation into gravel. One end is flat, probably as a result of an ancient break. The finder kindly cites NLM-966C45 as a parallel. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 29.3mm, Width: 13.7mm, Thickness: 4.2mm, Weight: 1.93gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72E864
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint, appearing pale brown under transmitted light, with cortex spot; debitage. A narrow bladelet with long parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly concave ventral surface. The appearance of retouch noted by the finder probably arises from fortuitous edge-one impacts. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 23.7mm, Width: 8.5mm, Thickness: 2.7mm, Weight: 0.63gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72D447
Object type: BORER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint, appearing brown under transmitted light, with cortex; borer. A small nodule with one rounded end with thick cortex retained, and long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal surface. The ventral surface is smooth and concave; the appearance of retouch executed from the ventral aspect is misleading, and arises from fortuitous edge-on impacts. The finder kindly cites SUR-42CD37 as a parallel. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 49.9mm, Width: 19.9mm, Thickness: 17.9mm, Weight: 10.75gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-5D4C8A
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. A thick flake with broad and narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb at one end of a slightly concave ventral surface. Angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved end. Given the age of the object, a lack of surface patina may point to its inclusion in a sealed context until recently. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 70000-4000 BC. Length: 41.5mm, Width: 29.0mm, Thickness: 8.7mm, Weight: 14.18gms
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-4956E8
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint, appearing brown under transmitted light, scraper. A tiny chip with broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb at one end of the ventral surface. Initially identified as a fragment of debitage, the magnified view obtained by photographic manipulation for presentation here reveals very short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect following the curved end. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 14.8mm, Width: 14.7mm, Thickness: 3.6mm, Weight: 1.07gms
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-494C79
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey translucent flint, appearing brownish under transmitted light, backed blade. Flake with narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a concave ventral surface with a bulb at one end. Short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect follows one straight edge. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 29.7mm, Width: 21.4mm, Thickness: 5.3mm, Weight: 4.11gms
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BB670A
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two struck flint flakes of undiagnostic prehistoric date, c. 8000-1500 BC. The first is a squat tertiary piece on relatively coarse grained greyish flint, a previous hinge negative on its dorsal face and a hard-hammer bulb of percussion on its ventral face. Length down percussion axis: 40.48mm, maximum width: 31.49mm wide, thickness at midpoint: 7.16mm. Weight: 11.61g. The second, a small piece of irregular tertiary shatter on dark fine-grained blackish flint. Length down percussion axis: 35.47mm, width at midpoint: 9.5mm, thickness at midpoint: 3.96mm. Weight:1.91g.
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockley', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: SF-A41B68
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint adze of probable Mesolithic to early Neolithic date, c. 8000-4000 BC. The adze is of small size, being broadly triangular in plan with a very prominent dorsal arrise running down one face. By contrast the opposing face is much flatter, though displays a large patch of cortex close to the original cutting edge-the butt of the tool also being cortical. Lateral long removals of retouch down the edges of the piece probably reflect a combination of hard and soft hammer work, an attempt at a tranchet removal (unsuccessful) seemingly visible on one face. Manufactured on a prim…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-168CF1
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tertiary flake of probable late Mesolithic date, 7000 - 4000BC. The flake is sub-rectangular in plan and section. There are two parallel flakes removed from the dorsal face, and there is very short, parallel, abrupt retouch to both edges. Retouch at the distil end has formed two notches, possibly for working arrow shafts. The flake is pale mottled grey and translucent. Length: 29.0mm, Width: 19.1mm, and Thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 2.3g.
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-011A07
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable microlith of Mesolithic date, 9000- 4000 BC. The flake is pale mottled grey in colour, and sub-rectangular in plan. There is a prominent bulb of percussion on the ventral face with ripples of percussion emanating from it. A chisel edge has been formed at the distal end with a tranchet blow, and there is abrupt retouch on the left mesal. The result is a Group B symetrical micro-tranchet of type Jacobi Class 5d.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: GLO-FBC096
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Core rejuvenation flake that has three long thin blade removal scars on the front and right face, each has a negative bulb of percussion at its top edge where there is a prepared platform at the top. The left side retains its cortex. On the reverse is a single large concave flaking scar. The flint is covered in a patchy creamy speckled grey patina with dark brown flint in the areas that have been chipped (natural damage). This is a core rejuvenation flake from the top of a Late Mesolithic blade core.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E92D55
Object type: AWL
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of possible late Mesolithic to early Neolithic date, circa 7000 - 3500 BC. The implement is an awl or piercer formed from a natural flake which is sub-triangular with an elongated point to one end. The piece is broadly rectangular in section. Short, abrupt, sub-parallel retouch is present around the right edge of the point. The flint is a mid-blue/grey colour with lighter inclusions. The implement is 32.9mm long, 20.2mm wide, 5.9mm thick and weighs 3.1g. Piercers tend to be more heavy duty tools than awls and were probably used for creating holes i…
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: NLM-953558
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint debitage. An elongated flake or bladelet with long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with an undulating ventral surface; the appearance is of a light twist. Th surface bears a dense creamy patina overall, suggesting the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 40.6mm, Width: 11.4mm, Thickness: 4.0mm, Weight: 1.80gms
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-952884
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint adze fragment. A sub-triangular chunk of broad lentoid section with, initially, two broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and with an uneven ventral surface. Covering angled scalar retouch was carried across the dorsal surface, and a few comparable drafts appear on the ventral side. Broken at its broader end, probably recently. Patches of iron staining appear on the worked surfaces. The surface overall is a dull buff tint, possibly a deep patina arising from prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. L…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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