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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-F4A584
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age leaf-shaped, short tanged flint dagger of c. 2250 - 2000BC date The dagger is of 'Beaker Type' and is complete and comparatively small (with a length of 113.2mm, a maximum width of 40.2mm and a weight of 41.0g). The butt (with a length of 38mm) is of pointed V-shaped form. The form of the butt was likely to have been determined by a patch of rough cortex running along one edge of the butt and subsequently mirrored on the opposite side. The sides diverge (for a length of 28mm) before rounded notches on both sides (where the dagger has a width of 30.3mm) formed by pres…
Created on: Monday 1st August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-981D08
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint flake A primary flint flake with a cortical dorsal surface.
Created on: Friday 6th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
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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-71B7FC
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint retouched blade The blade is incomplete, represented by a medial fragment (with a surviving length of 25.0mm, a width of 19.6mm, a thickness of 5.0mm and a weight of 2.9g). The retouched is confined to one side and the flint in non-cortical and is unpatinated.
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th 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-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-FA3FBE
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint debitage, possibly a multi-directional core (weighing 9.3g). The flint is non-cortical and has differential patination, pale-grey white. There is some edge damage on one side, possibly resulting from utilisation.
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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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-7B449E
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age flint arrowhead of Barbed and Tanged type (c. 2500 -1800BC) The arrowhead is near-complete (with a length of 28.6mm, a width across the barbs of 15.1mm, a maximum thickness of 3.4mm and a weight of 1.2g), missing the end of the tip and is made on a convex flake. The flint is non-cortical and has differential pale-grey patination. The dorsal surface has extensive pressure-flaking while the ventral surface has a retouched edge and is gently convex.
Created on: Thursday 15th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th 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-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-49FBCB
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Mesolithic flint microlith With abrupt retouch along the length of one side, which is concave. The opposite side may have had an attempt at thinning, with a scar near the bulb. The flint is non-cortical and has some patination. Length 27.6mm, width - 11.2mm, thickness - 4.4mm, weight - 1.1g
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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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-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-2D2436
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age flint scraper The scraper is of ‘thumbnail’ type (with a length of 17.2mm, a width of 21.3mm, a thickness of 5.7mm and a weight of 2.6g). The retouch arcs around all of the edge apart from the straight proximal end. The dorsal surface has a large proportion of cortex. The scraper is made on grey unpatinated flint.
Created on: Friday 29th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NMGW-9C3E75
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from c. 2,500 – 2,000 BC The arrowhead appears complete but may have a damaged barb (with a length of 29.7mm, a width of 23.8mm, a thickness of 4.2mm and a weight of 2.6g). The arrowhead is made on a convex flake with only slight and marginal retouch on the ventral surface. The dorsal surface has been pressure-flaked. The flint is non-cortical and has patinated grey.
Created on: Thursday 1st May 2008
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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