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Record ID: SOM-394F11
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of flint debitage, of uncertain Prehistoric date. Neither flake appears to have been retouched. The first piece of debitage is a secondary blade fragment, 24.0mm long by 9.8mm wide and with three parallel removal scars running down its dorsal face. Both these scars and the removal of this flake appear to have been struck from the same direction, and although the bulk of percussion has not survived. Made of a translucent red/brown flint. It is 3.1mm thick and weights 0.70g. The second piece is a primary flake fragment, 17.8mm long by 15.0mm wide and with no evidence fo…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th April 2017
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Record ID: SOM-9FE8D4
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval or modern gunflint from a flintlock musket. The flint is broadly rectangular in plan. The ventral surface is smooth and relatively flat; the bulb of percussion is absent. The dorsal face is bevelled on all sides with a flat centre. There is some retouching or chipping to the upper edge on the ventral face. There is a notch to one side and an indent on the dorsal face, probably from being gripped. The flint is a mid- grey colour with paler mottling. It is 20.2mm by 17.2mm by 4.9mm and weighs 2.60 grams.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinton St George', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-18D721
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval or modern gunflint from a flintlock musket. The flint is broadly rectangular in plan. The ventral surface is smooth and relatively flat; the bulb of percussion is absent. The dorsal face is bevelled on all sides, the bevel on the lower edge is more gradual than the others creating a sloping centre. There is some retouching or chipping to the upper edge and down the right edge on the ventral face and chipping along the lower edge. The flint is a dark grey colour with paler mottling. It is 23.1mm by 20.2mm by 8.1mm and weighs 5.66 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2012
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Record ID: SOM-C4E7AD
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable gunflint of post medieval date (c. AD 1600 - 1850). The gunflint is struck off a secondary flake and retains c. 30% cortex on the dorsal face. The gunflint is D-shaped in plan and triangular in cross-section. It exhibits a combination of long and short scaled semi-abrupt retouch along both mesal edges and some evidence of crushing, possibly from use. The ventral surface exhibits a series of closely spcaed conchoidal ripple marks, however, there is no bulb of percussion present. The flint is semi-translucent and dark brown in colour. The gunflint measures 19.78mm in lengt…
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B29FEE
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint post medieval gunflint dating to the period c. AD 1650 - 1850. The gunflint is square in plan and trapezoidal in cross-section. It exhibits scaled abrupt retouch along three edges to trim the flake and scaled semi-abrupt reouch on the fourth side to create a wedge shape along one edge. There is evidence of crushing, possibly sustained during use, along the thinnest edge. The flint is a semi-translucent dark grey. The gunflint measures 16.67mm in length, 17.02mm in width, is 5.82mm thick, tapering to 1.42mm in thickness and weighs 2.76g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton Sub Hamdon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B0E148
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lithic implement described as 'a small, incomplete Acheulean handaxe dating to the Lower Paleolithic. Bifacially worked on a tertiary flake. The axe appears to have been roughly heart-shaped originally, with a rounded butt, curving inwards slightly, and a slightly pointed tip at the opposite end. A curved section is missing from one side of the tip. This appears to have occured following deposition as the edges of the break are still sharp. Both faces are largely covered with flaking scars. There is further finer, but irregular, retouch to some of the edges. Both faces have become smo…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 7th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Cuthbert Out', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7881F4
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large flint nodule from which flakes have been removed. On one face there is a very worn natural fracture, probably frost shatter. Flakes have been removed from the core, working mostly from one end. This end appears to have been prepared with flakes removed from the frost shattered side to create a platform to work off. The flakes are large and some appear possibly blade like. There also appear to be some natural fractures and chips around the edge, obscuring some details of the original working. It is 86.3mm long, 72.5 wide and 19.7 thick and weighs 157 grams. The entire piece is ve…
Created on: Friday 24th August 2012
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2012
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Record ID: SOM-40E374
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Palaeolithic Acheulian chert handaxe of ficron type with an elongated tapering point and larger rounded butt.The point is formed with invasive shallow flaking and is pointed oval in cross section, more convex on one face than the other. There are several post deposition chips from the edges and the tip is missing to more recent damage. The point widens and thickens to the large rounded butt. The widening is a fairly consistant taper down the ficron with the widest point about three quarters of the way down the length. The thickness is more variable, one face appears almost complete an…
Created on: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burrowbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-250DFF
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bifacially worked Lower Palaeolithic chert handaxe, dating to the period c. 500,000-150,000 BC. It is ovate in form, lenticular in cross section and has a slight reversed 'S' profile. It has been struck from an orange/brown chert that has extensive dark orange patination. Both faces have covering, scaled, semi-abrupt flaking. One face exhibits old damage in the form of a chip. The other face exhibits a large area where more recent damage has occured, evidenced by a break in the patination. The handaxe measures 141.36mm in length, 92mm at its widest, 37.98mm in thickness and weigh…
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Enmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8D4799
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic chert handaxe with a broken tip, possible originally of ficron form. The axe has a convex curved butt with creamy cortex remaining on one face. Shallow invasive parallel removals on both faces covering the entire faces with one large later flake removal, possible accidental damage, towards the butt on the side with cortex. More recent damage has also removed the point and part of the left edge on the same face, the paler orange of the original chert shows through in these breaks. The remaining surface is bright orange from iron staining and the chert is slightly granular …
Created on: Sunday 12th November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 12th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-0303A1
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint waste flake of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. At the proximal end is the striking platform and below this on the ventral surface is a bulb of percussion. There are three main flaking scars on the dorsal surface. The flake has broken at a length of 24mm. Dimensions: 24mm by 27mm by 5.8mm Weight: 4.1g
Created on: Friday 1st June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-516A17
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint end scraper of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The scraper has been made from a tertiary flake. At the proximal end is the striking platform and below this on the ventral surface is a bulb of percussion and bulbar scar. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface. On the dorsal surface there are three main flaking scars. The distal end has been retouched. The mottled pinkish-grey flint has a low gloss patina. Dimensions: 56mm by 27.2mm by 9.6mm Weight: 16.3g
Created on: Friday 29th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-E36AB1
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint end scraper of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The scraper has been made from a tertiary flake. At the proximal end are the striking platform and bulb of percussion. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface and there are a number of flaking scars on the dorsal surface. The distal end has been retouched, although part of this has broken off. The resulting notch reflects damage rather than deliberate working. The dark brown flint has a mid-gloss patina. Dimensions: 22.6mm by 29.6mm by 5.2mm Weight: 3.4g
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F376E8
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete retouched flint blade of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The blade is tertiary (with no remaining cortex). The proximal end has broken off. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface and there are three flaking scars on the dorsal surface. One lateral edge has been retouched. The mid-greyish-brown flint has a mid-gloss patina. Dimensions: 25.8mm by 14.6mm by 3mm Weight: 1.4g
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F6F5A1
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two broken flint waste flakes of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. One flake is secondary (with a small area of context) and the other tertiary (with no remaining cortex). Both flakes exhibit signs of having been struck but have not been further worked. Total weight: 12g
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F73913
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint notched piece with an integral awl of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The implement has been made on a primary flake and there is a large area of cortex on the dorsal surface. At the proximal end is a small striking platform and below this on the ventral surface is the bulb of percussion and a marked bulbar scar. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface and there are several flaking scars on the dorsal surface. On one lateral edge a notch has been created using semi-abrupt retouch on the ventral surface. There is a further more abruptly retouched notch adjacent to …
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E33534
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A retouched flint blade of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The blade is tertiary (with no remaining cortex). The bulb of percussion and striking platform have been removed by retouch at the proximal end. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface and there are two main flaking scars on the dorsal surface. The mid grey and brown flint has a low to mid gloss patina. Dimensions: 32.8mm by 11.6mm by 3.9mm Weight: 1.5g
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F39CA5
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete retouched flint flake of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The flake is tertiary (with no remaining cortex). At the proximal end is the striking platform and below this on the ventral surface is the bulb of percussion. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface and there are three main flaking scars on the dorsal surface. The distal end has been fairly coarsely retouched. The dark grey flint has a mid-gloss patina. Dimensions: 41.8mm by 26.6mm by 6.2mm Weight: 6.6g
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F44B92
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A retouched flint flake of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The flake is tertiary (with no remaining cortex). At the proximal end is the striking platform and below this on the ventral surface is a slight bulb of percussion. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface and there are three main flaking scars on the dorsal surface. The distal end has been retouched, as has one lateral side on the ventral surface. The mid to dark grey flint has a high gloss patina. Dimensions: 34.9mm by 18.9mm by 4.8mm Weight: 4g
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chaffcombe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F77695
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint implement of probable Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The implement has been made from a tertiary flake. At the proximal end is a small striking platform and below this on the ventral surface is a slight bulb of percussion. Ripples radiate down the ventral surface and there are several flaking scars on the dorsal surface. Three tiny narrow linear flakes have been removed from one side of the distal end to form a blunt point. Dimensions: 39.2mm by 14.9mm by 6.4mm Weight: 6.4g
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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