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    • Broad period: NEOLITHIC

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Record ID: NMGW-5D4879
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint knife or awl, probably of Neolithic date The knife is incomplete with the tip fragment represented (with a surviving length of 32.2mm, a maximum thickness of 4.0mm and a weight of 2.3g). Although the knife appears to have broken across its width (where it has a width of 15.5mm), there appears to be retouch over the break, perhaps suggesting the tip was deliberately backed and implying a possibly secondary use as an awl. Both sides are retouched along their entire surviving lengths, as they converge to the tip. The retouch is confined to the dorsal surface, although …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-86A77D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flint scraper The scraper is made on a flake from a polished flint axe made during the Neolithic. The dorsal surface has been retouched along the distal end to form the scraper edge. One side has suffered more recent damage and a recent flake has been lost from the ventral surface. Hard-hammer percussion removed the flake. One of the facets near the distal end has been polished suggesting the removal from a Neolithic flint axe. The flint is non-cortical and has patinated yellow-brown. Length - 37.4mm; width - 25.2mm, thickness - 7.5mm, weight - 6.2g
Created on: Thursday 5th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4CDDD4
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint tool, possibly a knife of Neolithic date The knife is of sub-triangular form and is complete (with a length of 56.5mm, a width at the butt of 28.9mm, a maximum thickness of 9.7mm and a weight of 15.3g). The tool is bifacially worked but largely confined to the edges and is retouched rather than pressure-flaked. The retouch extends along both edges and the proximal end has also been retouched, largely removing the striking platform. The flint is non-cortical and has patinated pale yellow -white.
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-A2177B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic polished stone axehead dating from c. 3,500 to 2,200 BC date. The axehead is complete and is comparatively small (with a length of 109.0mm and a weight of 146.2g). The butt is comparatively wide (at 35mm), giving the axe a trapezoidal form and has a very gentle curve. The sides are straight and gradually divergent, reaching a maximum width (of 45.5mm) at the blade. Both faces are deeply convex giving the axe a pointed-oval body section. The axe reaches its maximum thickness (of 23.2mm) near the blade edge (27mm from the edge). The axe was flaked and then partially polis…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-8E09D4
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probable roughout for a an axehead of Neolithic date The roughout is complete and is comparably small for an axehead (with a length of 114.3mm and a weight of 199.4g) and is bifacially worked. Much of the flaking is directed from the edges and has not significantly thinned the roughout (with a maximum thickness of 32.7mm), with one of the faces (ventral) being considerably flatter. The roughout is of oval form, with convex sides (reaching a maximum width of 52.2mm) and with no obvious suggestion of a blade. The stone has some recent damage around the edges, but otherwise has thre…
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-8DCE4C
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flint polished axehead of c. 3,500 to 2,200 BC date. The axe is complete and is comparatively small (with an overall length of 125.9mm and weighing 112.3g), with some recent damage to a blade tip and to the butt. The butt is rounded and slender (with a width of 18mm) with some flaking scars evident, mostly patinated. The sides are moderately straight, slightly convex and gradually widening towards the blade edge (where the axe has a maximum width of 40.4mm). The faces of the axe are convex, giving it a pointed-oval section, reaching its maximum thickness (of 18.3mm) at …
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-8CA33C
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint retouched flake, probably of Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date The retouch is confined to one side and the end, opposite an area of cortex, possibly natural backing. The flint is grey with the beginning of pale patination on the distal end.
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-F5CE31
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The flake is non-cortical and largely unpatinated, made on pale brown-grey flint. Hard-hammer struck. Possibly of Middle Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date.
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-68073D
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint knife, probably of Neolithic date The knife is of sub-triangular form and is incomplete, missing part of the retouched edge (with a length of 47.5mm, a width of 36.4mm, a thickness of 10.7mm and a weight of 16.8g). The retouch was confined to one edge and only survives on the distal end, abutting the cortex. The opposite edge may have been deliberately backed. Cortex is present on the distal side and there is a recessed flaw on the ventral surface. The flint has light patination.
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-C8AA64
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Merthyr Tydfil
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric flint flake, probably of Neolithic date, c. 4000 - 2000 BC The flint flake is a comparatively large example (at a length of 95.8mm, a width of 76.4mm, a thickness of 25.8mm and a weight of 142.8g). The flake is has a large patch of cortex surviving on its dorsal surface with a linear flaw through the surface, which is not evident on the ventral face. The striking platform shows evidence of core preparation, prior to striking and suggests a hard-hammer technology. The flint has more extensive 'milky' patination on one side facet and moderate patination elsewhere. The edg…
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4B403A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic stone axehead, complete (with a length of 142.8mm and a weight of 536.3g) and has a consistent polish which has removed all the shaping, presumably through pecking. The butt is blunt and has an even curve (45mm wide). Both sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade. The axe has a pointed elliptical body section and reaches a maximum thickness (of 35.3mm) approximately one third of the length from the blade (53mm from the blade). The blade is moderately rounded (and has a width of 80.4mm). The blade retains its edge and has a number of small nicks. Geological …
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4AE24F
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint scraper, probably of Neolithic date The scraper appears to be incomplete, missing one side and would have broken in antiquity (with a length of 49.1mm, a surviving width of 34.7mm, a thickness of 14.1mm and a weight of 24.1g). The retouch is present on all of the presumed original edge, up to the striking platform. The flint is non-cortical and unpatinated, mid-grey.
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-335F61
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic worked stone possibly an axehead rough-out or crude scraper, probably dating between c. 3500 - 2100BC The worked stone is complete (with a length of 136.8mm, a maximum width of 111.3mm, a maximum thickness of 50mm and a weight of 999.8g). The stone is a fine-grained greenstone from the 'Langdale axe factory' (Group VI) and has been partially shaped by flaking, mostly around the edges. The stone is sub-rounded, consistent with water rolling.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-333716
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic polished stone axehead, probably dating between c. 3500 - 2100BC The axehead is comparatively small (with a length of 78.0mm and a weight of 120.8g). The butt (with a width of 31.0mm) is convex and may have been reworked. The sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade edge (with a width of 58.7mm). There is some polishing on the sides, which are slender. The faces are convex, producing a pointed oval body section, with a maximum thickness (of 20.3mm) near the middle (35mm from the blade edge). The blade edge is moderately straight and displays evidence of con…
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-906A4F
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flaked and polished stone axe, c. 3500 - 2100BC The axe is near-complete (with a length of 164mm and a weight of 381.9g) with a few recent flaking scars and some rounding through water-rolling. The butt is narrow and moderately straight (with a width of 24mm). Both sides are convex, reaching their widest position (of 58.7mm) close the blade edge (46mm from the edge). The widest point is also close to the point of maximum thickness of the axe (at 31.0mm, 54mm from the blade edge). Both faces are convex across both their lengths and widths, with remnants of partially ground…
Created on: Thursday 23rd October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-7B5EC1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flint polished axe dating from c. 3,500 - 2,200BC The axe is fragmentary, represented by the butt (with a surviving length of 61.0mm and a weight of 57.4g) and the axe broke in antiquity. The butt is slightly damaged but would have been narrow and rounded. The sides are straight and convergent towards the break. The axe has an oval body section (with a maximum surviving width and thickness of 44.2mm and 20.4mm respectively). The flaking scars from roughing-out the axe are evident on both faces and are partially polished-out. More flaking scars are evident on one of the fa…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 29th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-3BE8F8
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Neath Port Talbot
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic polished stone axehead, dating from c. 4000 - 2500BC The axe is complete but may have a reworked butt and may originally have been longer (with a length of 124.5mm and a weight of 667g). The axe has been pecked to shape with selective polishing, principally along the blade. The oval butt (45mm wide and 32mm thick) is flat but is bevelled from one face to the other and is coarser than the faces, appearing less finished. The sides of the axe are straight and gradually divergent to the blade edge (with a blade width of 83.2mm). The axe has an oval body section (with a maximu…
Created on: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-A3C5D2
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Prehistoric notched flint flake The flake appears to be core rejuvenation flake and is cortical with remnants surviving near the distal end. Near the distal end on the opposite face is a retouched notch (13mm long). The flint is patinated pale grey and the notch appears to cut through the patination, implying secondary use of the flake.
Created on: Friday 11th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th March 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-7551C5
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Barbed and Tanged Arrowhead, one barb missing. Length 37mm, maximum surviving width 21.5mm, thickness 4.5mm. Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age in date.
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2006
Last updated: Monday 20th January 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-A57343
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Caerphilly
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric retouched flint flake A flake with a length of 38.22mm, a width of 24.73mm, a thickness of 8.60mm and weighing 8.0g. The retouch is along one side. The flint has patinated pale grey
Created on: Thursday 22nd June 2006
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2012
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