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Record ID: WILT-0EA3EB
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
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A Mesolithic or Neolithic perforated pebble hammer, probably dating to 9,000-2,400 BC. The object is ovate in plan, profile and cross section, with its thickest point at the perforation; the latter is centrally placed and drilled from both faces with convex sides. The pebble exhibits battering damage at either narrow end, although it is more significant at one than the other. The stone is of a purplish-red and is probably a quartzite. Length 113.1mm; width 82.1mm; thickness 29.1mm; weight >300g. Diameter of perforation 26.9mm tapering to c.16mm. Comparable perforated pebble tool…
Created on: Tuesday 17th September 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 17th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-F51FD3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Six flint lithic implements. Four are Mesolithic, two are Neolithic. From left to right, top to bottom: A1 Mesolithic flint microlith. Made on a flint blade, light mottled cream and grey opaque patina. Natural dorsal face, abrupt, crossed retouch along both edges. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. SK721 243 A2 Mesolithic flint snapped blade. heat affected flint. Appears to be a snapped microlithic blade but may have been retouched into an arrowhead, either in the Mesolithic or even Later Neolithic. Notched on the left for hafting with the natural thin-angled right edge. Ti…
Created on: Monday 16th September 2019
Last updated: Monday 16th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-F492A9
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Two Mesolithic flint lithic implements. From left to right: 1. Mesolithic flint segment. Tertiary flint flake or blade, patinated a light reddish-brown with some mid-brown recortication also present also. Proximal truncated, bi-directional dorsal scars. Possibly re-used material. A very small amount of retouch (short, parallel, semi-abrupt) on the ventral face on the right side. 2. Mesolithic flint flake. Tertiary flint flake, very light grey opaque patina. Step-fracture on distal end, parallel ridges on dorsal face. May have been used in a similar way to a segment as the right ed…
Created on: Monday 16th September 2019
Last updated: Monday 16th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-F4772D
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Three flint lithic implements. From left to right: 1. Mesolithic flint snapped blade. Made on secondary blade, mid-grey opaque patina. Unidirectional technology, maybe punch technology. Distal end has remnants of the microburin technique used to snap the blade. Early to Late Mesolithic -9000 to -4000. 2. Mesolithic flint notch. Made on flint, light brownish cream and light grey opaque patina. Notched twice with abrupt, scaler technique. Some stepped, short, abrupt retouch is also present on one of the edges. Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic -8000 to -3300. 3. Neolithic flint sc…
Created on: Monday 16th September 2019
Last updated: Monday 16th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-E7263C
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Mesolithic flint opposed-platform core. Made on flint, mottled light greys and browns. Bi-directional blade technology, struck from three faces.
Created on: Sunday 15th September 2019
Last updated: Sunday 15th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-E6E944
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Mesolithic flint lithic implement: notch. Made on flint, very light brownish-cream opaque patina. Tertiary blade, plain butt, hard-hammer struck, unidirectional technology. Denticulated notch on right edge with abrupt, scaler retouch. Also some low angle, scaler, long, inverse on left edge, slightly denticulated.
Created on: Sunday 15th September 2019
Last updated: Sunday 15th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-E679FC
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic flint side-and-end scraper. Made on a primary flake, mid-brown opaque patina. Distal end and right edge continuously retouched (long, abrupt, scaler).
Created on: Sunday 15th September 2019
Last updated: Sunday 15th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-E5C14D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Mesolithic flint end scraper. Made on tertiary hard-hammer-struck flint, light creamy brown opaque patina. Plain with plain butt. Distal end and part of left edge retouched long and invasively (abrupt, scaler).
Created on: Sunday 15th September 2019
Last updated: Sunday 15th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-E5B3F8
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Mesolithic flint opposed-platform core. Made on flint, mid-grey and light creamy brown opaque patina. Opposed platform for the production of blades and bladelets.
Created on: Sunday 15th September 2019
Last updated: Sunday 15th September 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-E58D50
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic flint opposed-platform blade core. Made on flint, mottled mid-brown opaque patina.
Created on: Sunday 15th September 2019
Last updated: Sunday 15th September 2019
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