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Record ID: SUR-C1E52C
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A large flint implement, probably of early Bronze Age date, worked from a secondary flake of mottled grey brown flint. The flake is broadly comma-shaped with a pointed projection and a concave edge, both of which have evidence of crude semi-abrupt retouch. This suggests an intentional use as a piercer or hollow scraper or a combination of functions. 
Created on: Wednesday 29th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2022
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Record ID: SUR-C1A8FD
Object type: LAUREL LEAF
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Surrey
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A flint knife or point made from a tertiary flake of mottled light grey flint, 55.1mm in length, which has been bifacially worked around the tip and sides. The dorsal surface has a large removal scar at the proximal end, with the distal tip being thicker, with a lenticular cross section and worked all around with scaled intrusive retouch. Whilst the proportions of this knife look like a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age plano-convex knife, this object has been flaked on both faces suggesting it is an early Neolithic laurel leaf. Butler (2005: 130) states that it is not clear w…
Created on: Wednesday 29th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2022
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Record ID: SUR-C17D0D
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Surrey
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A late Mesolithic flint blade core of blue-grey flint, 51.6mm in length. There is a single remaining striking platform and removal scars around half of the circumference. Small patches of light brown cortex remains on one side.
Created on: Wednesday 29th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2022
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Record ID: NMS-9D0067
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
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Four struck flakes, one is a simple flake tool. The three struck flakes are hard hammer struck, all are secondary with patches of cortex extant to the dorsal faces, all are of pale grey flint with darker and lighter inclusions within the flint, none are retouched though the thinner edges are recently damaged. Hinged termination to the flake, 54.5 x 33.5 x 12.5 mm. 24g. 57 x 33.5 x 12 mm. 18 g. 52 x 42 x 8 mm. 16 g. The last flake is secondary, soft hammer struck and very flat in profile, of very similar colour to the others, a patch of cortex remains to the distal end on the do…
Created on: Monday 27th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 28th June 2022
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Record ID: NMS-9C5E31
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
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Secodary hard hammer struck flake, of unpatinated dark grey flint, small patch of cortex extant to the distal end. recent, fine damage to the thin edges, an irregular notch to one side, just below the platform is also likely to be damage rather than intentional.  Late Prehistoric, Neolithic to Early Bronze Age, 4,000 to 1,500 BC
Created on: Monday 27th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2022
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Record ID: NMS-9B985A
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three hard hammer struck flakes, two are end scrapers, the third is a simple flake. Tertiary flake, steeply retouched at the distal end to form the convex scraping edge, one side is also similarly retouched along its entire length with a shallow notch (c. 9.5 mm long, 2 mm deep) just below the platform. The flint is dark grey and has a very faint lighter patination. Recent chip to one side of the distal end. 54 x 31.5 x 9 mm, 17 g. Secondary flake, steeply retouched to the distal end to form the convex scraping edge, the retouch becomes less severe on the sides as it approaches the…
Created on: Monday 27th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2022
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Record ID: DYFED-594A0E
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Pembrokeshire
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Object is an incomplete, flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age c.2500-1500. The arrowhead is made from a flake of flint and is a matte grey colour with occasional white flecks. Almost the entire arrowhead survives apart from one of the barbs, and a slight part of the tip. There is a significant patch of white .grey coloured cortex on one face. The arrowhead is 29.74mm in length, 20.89mm wide and 4.59mm thick. It weighs 1.7 grams. There are several similar example on the PAS Database.
Created on: Friday 24th June 2022
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St David's', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-4485BE
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe of chordate form (Wymer Type J), struck from a pale brown flint which is heavily patinated with a thick white patina from prolonged secondary deposition in calcareous sediments. The axe measures 92.6mm long by 74.6mm wide and 38.4mm thick and is bifacially worked with invasive soft hammer flaking covering both faces. The cutting edges are heavily abraded and the pointed tip has broken off.
Created on: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: NMS-333E2A
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Leaf-shaped arrowhead, of Green, H. S. (1980) type 4B, the closest being L in the examples for this type. It is of Pale grey flint with a lighter coloured inclusion to one side, all the surfaces are patinated a faint buff colour. Both faces are entirely modified by invasive pressure flaking, no surface of the original “blank” for this arrowhead survives but it would appear the bulb of percussion on the flake this was made from was originally orientated towards the point as it is slightly thicker at this end than the base. Early Neolithic, 4,000 to 3,000 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: SUSS-3214FA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: West Sussex
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An edge polished flint axehead probably dating from the late Neolithic, about 3300 - 2200 BC. The butt end of the axe is flat and lozenge shaped in cross section. The axehead is broadly straight sided with a crude slightly convex cutting edge which is pointed oval in cross-section. There are large irregular flake removals on both faces of the axehead which has been polished on one face more extensively than the other. The cutting edge is damaged with a with a large recent flake removal on one face indicated by an area of unpatinated grey flint. The object…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: WAW-1DE91A
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age period (c. 2400-1000BC). The arrowhead has been knapped from a brownish-grey tertiary flint flake. The object is broadly sub-triangular in plan and D-shaped in cross-section. It is broadly symmetrical in shape, with the barbs pointed and the tang oblong and rounded at the base. The left hand barb is chipped whilst the right is still intact. Both the long sides of the arrowhead have been precisely retouched to create sharp edges. The tip of the arrowhead appears to have broken away. On both&nbs…
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: WAW-1D0916
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Warwickshire
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A complete triangular arrowhead dating to the Neolithic period (c. 4000-2200 BC). The object is formed from an opaque mid-grey tertiary flake. The retouch is scaled and covering over both faces, becoming abrupt towards the left hand edge on the dorsal face.  The overall dimensions are as follows: 23.60mm in length, 22.50mm in width, 3.59mm in thickness and 1.83g in weight. 
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: WAW-1CE031
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Warwickshire
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A complete flint blade or possible petit tranchet arrowhead dating to the Neolithic period (c. 4000-2100 BC). The object has been formed from a tertiary reddish-brown flint flake. The object is roughly triangular in plan and D-shaped in cross-section. Both faces have scaled, covering retouch, becoming more abrupt on the left hand edge of the dorsal face. The overall dimensions are as follows: 22.40mm in length, 16.59mm in width, 4.01mm in thickness and 1.44g in weight. 
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: WAW-1CB4CE
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Warwickshire
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A flint blade, or debitage, probably dating to the Mesolithic period (c. 9000-4000 BC). The blade, is comprised of a patinated whitish-grey tertiary flake. The object is sub-rectangular in plan and plano-convex in cross-section. There appears to be some short, abrupt retouch on the left hand edge of the dorsal face.  The overall dimensions are as follows: 26.88mm in length, 11.65mm in width, 2.90mm in thickness and 1.06g in weight. 
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
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Record ID: SUR-1948AD
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A struck tertiary flint flake of probable Neolithic date, probably a waste flake rather than a finished tool. The flake is 32.8mm in length and struck from a pale grey flint with a patch of iron staining to one side. The dorsal surface has removal scars from several angles and there does not appear to be any retouch to the edges.
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: SUR-186681
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic flint blade core of blue-grey flint, 50.6mm in length. There is a single remaining striking platform and removal scars on one side. A patch of grey brown cortex remains on one side, around approximately one quarter of the circumference. 
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 21st June 2022
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Record ID: NMS-084627
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five struck flakes. Tertiary, small blade-like flake with a stepped platform causing an unusual initiation to the bulb of percussion. Lateral edges are very slightly damaged, otherwise as struck. Pure white patination. 36 x 13 x 6.5 mm. 3 g. Tertiary, hard hammer struck broad flake with a slight hinge flake termination, edges as struck with no retouch apart from a semi-circular notch to one side of the platform c. 6 mm dia. White and light grey/light buff patination with a rusty iron scrape to the ventral face. 41 x 47 x 12 mm. 18 g. Central fragment of a snapped tertiary b…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2022
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Record ID: GLO-057123
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Mesolithic or Neolithic knapped flint axe or adze head. This is the rear section of the tool; in cross-section this has a narrow elliptic shape with pointed terminals whilst in plan the side’s tapper to the narrow, rounder butt.  There are multiple flaking scars covering both the ventral and dorsal sides, on one dorsal side the flaking scars and rather smooth and the regular curve of the sides suggest this are may have been partially ground and polished. The middle and forward edge of the artefact is truncated, the resulting break is very uneven. The flint, i…
Created on: Monday 20th June 2022
Last updated: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-9DF23E
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Scraper of Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The object is sub-rectangular in plan and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains two predominant negative scars, the proximal end is abruptly blunted. The distal end tapers to a blunted point and retains a minor amount of cortex. The distal and right-hand edges have semi-abrupt retouch. The left-hand edge has abrupt retouch. The ventral surface is flat with shallow ripple of percussion emanating from the proximal end and a small bulb of percussion with a shallow negative scar situated over. The flint is da…
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2022
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Record ID: NARC-716F54
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete flint Thumbnail Scraper of Neolithic date (3450-1500 BC). The lithic is sub-ovate in plan and concave-convex in section. The dorsal surface is slightly concave due to a single deep negative scar. There is a small amount retained cortex on the proximal and distal right-hand edge. The proximal edge has been abruptly blunted, while all other edges have short parallel flaking and semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface is slightly convex due to a small bulb of percussion with multiple negative scars over it, situated at the proximal end. The lithic retains a minor amount o…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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