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    • Manufacture: Knapped/flaked
    • Institution: CORN

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Record ID: CORN-0C707C
Object type: POINT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint flake, likely an unfinished projectile point. The flake is lenticular in plan, profile and section; it is 39.5 mm in length, 26.5 mm in width, 9 mm in thickness and 8.65 g in weight. The flake is a secondary flake of grey flint with pale grey inclusions, derived from a local beach pebble. There is a patch of grey cortex at the right margin of dorsal face and 13 mm along one edge from this patch is the point of percussion, at the proximal end, with the adjacent bulb of percussion visible on the ventral face. The poor quality of the flint has resulted in irregular fracturing to f…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 27th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0C6A9D
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint end scraper of the Bronze Age. The scraper is oval in plan, crescentic in profile, and plano-convex in cross-section; it is 37 mm in length, 33 mm in width, 14 mm in thickness and 16.36 g in weight. Made on a tertiary flake of fine-textured dark grey flint with pale grey inclusions, derived from a local beach pebble. The smooth ventral face is concave with slight traces of conchoidal rippling; the striking platform and bulb of percussion are missing. The dorsal face is scarred by the removal of several earlier flakes; the proximal end has been crushed and damaged by multiple pe…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 27th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0C6342
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A large flint end-scraper dating from the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The scraper is U-shaped in plan, S-shaped in profile and plano-convex in cross-section; it is 76 mm in length, 52 mm in width, 18 mm thick and 73.25 g in weight. Made on a secondary flake of local beach grey-brown flint, mottled with small light grey inclusions, with two small patches of creamy-grey cortex remaining at the distal end. On the dorsal face are two large scars, from the removal of earlier flakes, which end abruptly 20 mm from the distal end where the angle of the surface of the original core curv…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 27th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0A497D
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A later Neolithic petit tranchet arrowhead. The arrowhead is trapezoidal in plan and section and lenticular in profile and 24.5 mm in length, 21.5 mm in width, 5 mm in thickness and 2.9 g in weight. The arrowhead is made on the middle section of a blade from which both the proximal and distal ends have been snapped off. The conchoidal ripples on the ventral face of the original flake are visible, running at right angles to the main axis of the finished arrowhead. The broken distal and proximal ends of the dorsal face have been blunted with abrupt retouch. The pronounced medial ridge of…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Saturday 9th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0A2B65
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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Three semi-circular scrapers dating from the later Neolithic period or Early Bronze Age. All are sub-oval in plan and plano-convex in profile with diameters varying between 26 mm and 22 mm, and thickness between 6.5 mm and 8 mm; their individual weights are 6.3 g, 6 g and 4 g. The flint is a mottled grey-brown colour derived from local beach pebbles: one is a primary flake, with one face almost completely covered by cortex, one is a secondary flake with a very small patch pf cortex remaining at the distal end and the third is a tertiary flake with no cortex remaining. The bulb of percu…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 10th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-095656
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flint end and side scraper. The scraper is sub-oval on plan and plano-convex in both profile and section it is 41.5 mm in length, 24 mm in width, 11.5 mm thick and 12.15 g in weight. The scraper is made on a secondary flake of partly translucent grey-brown flint which contains a large pale brown chert-like inclusion and probably derives from a local beach pebble; a patch pf sand-coloured cortex remains on its dorsal face. The bulb of percussion and large bulbar scar are clearly visible at the proximal end of the ventral face. On the dorsal side the…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Saturday 9th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-0950AA
Object type: FABRICATOR
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A fabricator of the late Neolithic period or Early Bronze Age. The fabricator is an elongated trapezium in plan and in profile and a shorter trapezoid in section; it is 59 mm in length, 21 mm in width, 8 mm in thickness and 11.6 g in weight. The fabricator is made on a long, secondary flake of fine-grained black flint, with only a very small area of sandy-coloured cortex remaining on the dorsal face, at the distal end. There is some mottling of a lighter grey colour on the ventral face towards the proximal end suggesting that the flint was derived from a local beach pebble. On the long…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 10th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-094C06
Object type: CORE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A Mesolithic flint micro-core. The core is 48 mm long, 41 mm in width, 34.5 mm in thickness and 86.35 g in weight. A spherical flint beach pebble of fine-grained black flint, perhaps from Beer Head in Devon, with a thin sandy-brown cortex has been shaped in several distinct patches by the removal of multiple very small, shallow flakes from various directions. The resulting core has four flattened faces with the unaltered rounded surfaces at opposite ends. At one end, and on one side surrounding the largest of the flaked areas, the cortex is pitted with many small points of percussion w…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-F26711
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker period (c.2500-1500 BC). The arrowhead is triangular in plan: 27 mm in length, 23.5 mm in width at the base, 4 mm thick and weighs 2.4 g. The pointed tip is missing. Both faces have been thinned by the removal of many small, shallow, invasive pressure-flakes. Two notches have been formed by pressure flaking at the base of the triangle, to form the tang and two barbs, and the two notches carefully shaped by further pressure flaking. The two barbs have obliquely shaped ends and the tang is square, placing the arrowhead w…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: CORN-BCDCE3
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A Neolithic utilised flint blade or notched piece. The blade is sub-rectangular in plan with parallel sides, crescentic in profile and triangular in section. It is 71.5 mm in length, 21.5 mm in width, 6.5 mm in thickness and weighs 10.45 g. The remnant of the striking platform is visible at the proximal end where on the ventral face there is a small bulb of percussion together with a bulbar scar with conchoidal rippling visible along the full length of the blade. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of two previous blades, with a prominent medial ridge between. When viewed from t…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-A5E9BD
Object type: BORER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A chert piercer or borer of the later Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age, 72 mm in length, 31.5 mm in width tapering to 5.5 mm at the distal end, 10.5 mm thick and 6 g in weight. The implement is made on a crude secondary flake from a beach pebble. It is sub-triangular in plan, and triangular in section and in profile. The flake has been struck at the cortex of the pebble, a small patch of which remains at the proximal end. The scars of removal of two earlier flakes are visible on the dorsal face. Because of the low quality of the raw material there is no true bulb of percussion on the …
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-A5C505
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint leaf-shaped arrowhead of the early Neolithic period, 25.5 mm long, 20.5 mm wide, 2.5 mm thick and 2.05 g in weight. Made on a tertiary flake with no cortex remaining and with almost all traces of the striking platform and bulb of percussion from the initial flaking operation removed. In plan, the proximal end of the arrowhead is triangular and the distal end semi-circular, combining to form a teardrop shape, and the arrowhead is plano-convex in section and in profile. The entire circumference of the ventral face has been abruptly retouched by removal of many small pressure flak…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-DA3498
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Bournemouth
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A Mesolithic tranchet axe or adze, rectangular in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile, triangular in section at the butt end and lenticular at the slightly wider blade end. Made on an elongated flint nodule which has been flaked from both faces to remove most of the cortex, except for a small patch at the butt end, to produce the outline shape of the axe. Large flakes have been removed from one edge of both faces, mid-way along the axe, resulting in a thinning of the axe at this point, apparently for hafting the axe. At the blade end, the axe has been thinned on both faces by the removal o…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-DA306D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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A flint axe dating from the Neolithic period, an elongated oval in plan, and lozenge-shaped in profile and section. Made on a flint nodule which has been flaked on both sides to produce the shape of the axe: a series of regular, large flake scars is visible along both margins and on both faces. The resulting tool is thin at the edges, with a thick ridge along the medial line on both faces and two narrow, curved ends. All of the cortex has been removed by this process. The principal cutting end, or blade, is wider than the butt which is also thin enough to have also been used for cuttin…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-DA2A19
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
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A ficron hand axe of the Acheulean tradition, dating from the Lower Palaeolithic period, originally from the collection of Roy Rainbird Clarke (1914-1963). In plan, the axe is triangular with concave sides, typical of the ficron style of hand axe (Wymer, Mode 2, Type M). Made on a flint nodule the flint has been flaked to remove most of the cortex, except for a large patch at the butt end, producing a tapering axe which is lozenge-shaped in section. The narrow tip has been finely flaked to a point. The surface of the flint is coated with a thick, silky patina which has become a deep or…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-DA21E3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
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A flint bifacial ovate hand axe dating from the Lower Palaeolithic period, originally from the collection of Roy Rainbird Clarke (1914-1963). The hand axe belongs to the Acheulean tradition and is classified by Wymer (1999) as Mode 2, Type K on page 11, fig.4. Made on a large flint flake which has been worked by the removal of flakes around the circumference of the flake to produce a roughout, followed by thinning using a soft hammer to remove shallow flakes from both faces, removing all traces of the original flint cortex. The domed dorsal face has been finished by the removal of a se…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-C9B83D
Object type: TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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Flint transverse arrowhead, chisel type, triangular in plan, and rhomboidal in profile and in section. The proximal end has had a 'tranchet' flake removed from the dorsal face to create a bevelled edge on this, the longest side of the triangle. The proximal end has been retouched on the left side with three punches. The two margins of the dorsal face have had their entire edge retouched to make it more serrated. On the ventral face at the distal end, there are three fractures emanating from the edge where it has been snapped off. This distal end is the base of the arrowhead, where it w…
Created on: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-9DAB91
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A chert semi-circular scraper, sub-oval in plan and plano-convex in section and in profile. Made on a primary flake of greensand chert, derived from a Devon beach pebble, with a thick layer of coarse cortex remaining on most of the dorsal face. No striking platform was formed prior to the striking of the original pebble directly on its corticated surface. A very small bulb of percussion is visible at the proximal end of the otherwise flat ventral face. The distal end of the dorsal face has been retouched by the removal of a series of around 10 very steep pressure flakes, exposing the …
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: CORN-9DA23C
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint serrated blade, crescent-shaped in plan, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section. Made on a tertiary conchoidal flake of fine-textured, unpatinated pale brown flint with no cortex remaining. A very small area of the striking platform remains at the proximal end and conchoidal ripples are clearly visible along the full length of the ventral face terminating in a hinge fracture at the distal end. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of several earlier flakes and has been thinned at the proximal end by the removal of 4 or 5 shallow, longitudinal flakes, and retouc…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: CORN-9D8931
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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A flint knife, rectangular in plan, rhomboidal in profile and triangular in section. Made on a tertiary flake of fine-textured, unpatinated black flint with no cortex remaining. A small area of the striking platform remains together with a distinct bulb of percussion and bulbar scar on the ventral face. Faint conchoidal ripples are visible along the full length of the ventral face, terminating in a hinge fracture at the distal end. The dorsal face bears the scars of removal of several earlier flakes and the proximal end has been blunted by the removal of several pressure flakes around…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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