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    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2012
    • Created before: Tuesday 15th May 2012
    • County: Cornwall
    • Object type: BLADE

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Record ID: CORN-F29E04
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment of a flanged blade from a socketed axe, semi-circular in plan, triangular in profile and lozenge-shaped in section. The blade edge is worn and incomplete so that it is only flanged on one side. The broken edge reveals an oblong aperture which is the end of the socket for the haft or handle of the axe. The original surface has mostly corroded away and there are patches of light green bronze disease. There is not enough detail to precisely date this fragment within the Late Bronze Age, but some comparanda are offered below. Pearce (1983) illustrates a simila…
Created on: Friday 6th April 2012
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-7D6F96
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A blade segment, dark grey in colour, expediently made and bifacially retouched. This piece has been little worked other than discontinuous retouch of low angle and edge extent on both lateral margins of the dorsal and ventral faces. Butler (2005) illustrates a similar piece on p159, fig 66, 5
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-7ADC78
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint blade fragment, oval in plan, lozenge in profile and pentagonal in section. Conchoidal ripples on ventral face. Broken at the proximal end. Retouch along the right edge of dorsal face. The flint is caramel brown colour with patination. Butler (2005) illustrates a similar example on page 131, Fig. 55, No. 2, which is dated to the earlier Neolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-6FE077
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint pebble blade fragment, trapezoidal in plan, rectangular in profile and triangular in section. Bulb on ventral face. Broken at distal end. A layer of cream cortex on the dorsal face, with serrated left and right edges. The flint is light to dark grey colour. Bond (2004) illustrates a similar example on page 112, Fig. 5.96, No. 19, which is dated to the Mesolithic.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-6A1946
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An edge trimmed blade which has been uni-facially retouched and expediently made. The right margin of the ventral face exhibits discontinuous retouch with a low angle and is of edge extent forming a serrated edge. There is extensive spalling to the right area of the dorsal face. Mercer (1981) illustrates a similar example on p143, Fig 63, L206 which dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2013
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Record ID: PUBLIC-69E2E3
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An edge trimmed flake, mid brown in colour, which has been uni-facially retouched and expediently made. The right margin of the dorsal face exhibits discontinuous retouch with a low angle and is of edge extent. The same retouch is evident along the left margin resulting in serration along both lateral margins The blade has been snapped at the distal end. Mercer (1981) illustrates a similar example on p131, Fig 57, L116 which dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-698DC6
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A blade, brown and grey in colour, possessing uni-facial retouch and which has been expediently made. This piece has been little worked but there has been some effort to remove the medial ridge. Damage is evident at both proximal and distal ends.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-698143
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint broken blade, triangular in plan, lozenge in profile and trapezoidal in section. Bulb on ventral face.Retouch along the left edge on dorsal face. Broken at the distal end. The flint is caramel brown colour with lighter inclusions. Bond (2004) illustrates a similar example on page 137, Fig. 5.124, No. F24, which is dated to the earlier Neolithic.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-65F251
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Irregular ovoid shaped piece of translucent brown coloured flint, with 20% cortex remaining on its surface. The cortex covers the left side of the dorsal face between the proximal and distal edges, the distal edge has more covering, closer inspection of the proximal edge implies that it has been broken or snapped off. The right margin and two thirds of the distal edge are blade like in appearance, with no indication of obvious retouch marks on the edges. The centre of the dorsal face appears to have been struck previously, possibly when it was part of a core. The ventral face is smoot…
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-65D207
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rectangular piece of light grey coloured flint. The dorsal face exhibits a single medial ridge running between the proximal and distal edges. The proximal edge appears flat and may have been part of a core striking platform, while the distal edge appears straight and may have been broken or snapped off. The right margin appears to exhibit some retouch along its upper edge, which could be looked on as a scraper edge. The left margin also appears to have been subject to retouch along its upper area, this appears to be too steep for a blade and more in line with a scraper edge. The ventr…
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-659192
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rectangular piece of light grey coloured flint with oxide staining within its material. The dorsal face has a single prominent medial ridge running from the proximal to distal edges. The proximal edge appears straight and is consistent with the remains of a core striking platform, while the right margin is chipped in a lower position, it could have been utilised as a blade type tool. The distal edge is uneven and more flat in appearance with a slight nipples effect in the middle of the edge, could have been snapped or broken, again the left margin could have been utilised as a blade…
Created on: Monday 30th January 2012
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-3E6C44
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An edge trimmed and blade which has been bi-facially retouched and expediently made. Both lateral margins of the dorsal face exhibits discontinuous retouch with a low angle and is of edge type extent. There has been an attempt at removal of the medial ridge. similar retouch on the ventral face has allowed for improved cutting function. Mercer (1981) illustrates a similar example on p129, Fig 56, L104 which dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Saturday 28th January 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1B5995
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a utalized blade flake. The dorsal face has flake scars along both margins. Both edges have been used and there is possibly some gloss on the straight edges. The ventral face has scars along both edges and a small bulbal scar. The proximal end is snapped. The flint is grey in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is difficult to confirm with only tertiary cortex. MERCER (1981) illustrates a similar piece on P143 Fig 63 No L198 which he calls a truncated flake and dates to the late Neolithic and early Bron…
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1B3A81
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a side snapped blade flake with retouch on one margin. The right dorsal face has been retouched completely. There are flake scars at the proximal and distal ends. The ventral face has no visible retouch. The distal end has small scars. The ventral right margin has been snapped. The flint is honey in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is difficult to confirm with only tertiary cortex. MERCER (1981) illustrates a similar piece on P143 Fig 63 No L200 which he calls a truncated flake and dates to the late Ne…
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1B16B7
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a blade flake with retouch on both margins. The dorsal face has a short length of retouch at the proximal end and the right margin. The ventral face ha sa longer retouched right margin with the retouch done from the dorsal face. The flint is mottled grey and pale brown in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is difficult to confirm with only tertiary cortex. MERCER (1981) illustrates a similar piece on P129 Fig 56 No L97 and L101 which he calls an edge trimmed flake and dates to the late Neolithic and early…
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1695A0
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a blade with retouch. Both lateral edges and the proximal end have retouch. The distal end is broken. The lateral margins are retouched from the ventral face and the proximal end from both faces. The flint is mottled brown in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is difficult to confirm with only tertiary cortex. Mercer illustrates a similar piece on P131 Fig 57 No L109 which he dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-167612
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a blade with use wear on both edges. Both lateral edges have use wear. They are almost denticulated. There is primary cortex on the dorsal face. The ventral face has use wear but no scars. The flint is transparent dark grey in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble by the look of its primary cortex. Mercer illustrates a similar piece on P129 Fig 56 No L101 which he dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-160FC0
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a blade with use wear on both edges. The dorsal face has two long flake removals. Both edges have slight use damage, particulary the dorsal left margin. The ventral face has a bulbal scar and a trace of cortex at the distal end. The proximal end is broken. The flint is mottled pale grey in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is unclear with only tertiary cortex. Mercer illustrates a similar piece on P127 Fig 55 No L91 which he dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-15EDA6
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a notched blade. The dorsal face has two long fake removals from proximal to distal ends. There is a shallow notch on the the right margin, worked from the dorsal face. The ventral left margin ha sa shallow notch in a nearly central position. Ther eis a trace of edge wear on the right edge. The flint is mottled creamy grey in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is unclear with only tertiary cortex. Mercer illustrates a similar piece on P127 Fig 55 No L90 which he dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-15C775
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description by Nicholas Thomas: This is a blade with a retouched distal end. Both dorsal faces have been retouched at the distal end, as has the proximal left margin. There is a possible small notch in the left margin above the retouched area. All retouch has benn made from the ventral face. The flint is brown in colour. It is probably derived from a local beach pebble but this is unclear with only tertiary cortex. Mercer illustrates a similar piece on P139 Fig 61 No L178 which he dates to the Neolithic.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2012
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