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    • Manufacture: Knapped/flaked
    • Institution: SOM

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Record ID: SOM-567FB3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The scraper is struck off a tertiary flake and retains no cortex. The scraper is a rough D shape in plan with a curved distal end which shows medium parallel semi abrupt retouch along the entire edge from the ventral face. The dorsal surface potentially shows at least two directions of knapping one from near he distal end and another from the proximal end. The ventral surface shows no retoutch and is smooth bar two chips at its distal end. Part of the small bulb of percussion is visible as is part of the platform fr…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-555FFE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of probable Late Neolithic to Bronze Age date, c. AD 2700-1000. The scraper is worked from a secondary flake of opaque dark grey flint mottled with paler inclusions with a small amount of cortex remaining in the centre of the dorsal face. The flake widens from the proximal to the distal end. A striking platform with a bulb of percussion on the ventral face survives at the proximal end. Negative removal scars from hinged removals from the same platform are present on the dorsal face. The flake is worked unifacially, struck from the ventral face, with relatively long, abr…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2B3BA4
Object type: GUNFLINT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped gun-flint from a flintlock musket of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1900. The flint is broadly square in plan and is of the classic wedge shape in section. Short scaled semi-abrupt to abrupt retouch is present around three sides becoming longer in the centres of the left and right sides, the thin end of the wedge shape being left as struck. the large bulb of percussion survives, forming one angle of the wedge with the striking platform as the other. The flint is translucent dark grey with paler mottling. 28.9mm long, 23.7mm wide, 9.6mm thick and 7.29g in weight.…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1F4073
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The distal end of a flint scraper of Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age date. The piece is a secondary flake in black translucent flint with some cortex remaining on one side. There is an irregular snap at the proximal end. The aris and scars on the dorsal face suggest repeated blade removals from the same direction. There is invasive, parallel semi-abrupt retouch at the distal end on the dorsal face becoming shallower towards the centre. There is long, scalar semi-abrupt retouch down the right edge on the ventral face. This may suggest the piece was reused or had double use as a side and …
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1F15C5
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One retouched flint blade of probably Mesolithic date. The blade is a tertiary piece with evidence in the form of aris and scars on the dorsal face for previous parallel removals from the same platform. There is a very small bub of percussion at the proximal end. The distal end is snapped at an angle. A notch adjacent to this snap suggests it was deliberate and part of the process of making microliths. It is made in mid grey opaque flint with pale mottling and 32.6mm long, 15.6mm wide, 4.7mm thick and weighs 2.36g.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1EE0AD
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One retouched flint blade of probably Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. The blade is a tertiary piece with evidence in the form of aris and scars on the dorsal face for previous parallel removals from the same platform. The platform and bulb of percussion have been removed by a hinge fracture at the proximal end running down the ventral face. The distal end is snapped. There is short scalar semi-abrupt retouch running down the entire left edge on the dorsal face and larger chips, probably damge on the right edge. It is made in mid grey-brown translucent flint and 53.3mm long, 18.8mm …
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1E896A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of flint debitage of Mesolithic to early Neolithic date. Both are pieces of snapped blades or flakes, one the distal end and possibly wide enough to have been a flake, the other is the centre of a long blade. Both show scars on the dorsal face from repeated previous blade like removals from the same platform. The distal end is a tertiary piece in dark grey / black flint and may have some chips from use at the end although no clear retouch. The middle bit of blade is a secondary piece with cortex down one side in mid-grey flint with paler mottling. They weigh 5.02g together.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F4DC15
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken segment of a larger tool, probably a side and end scraper of Neolithic date, c.4000-2000 BC. It was formed on a large blade of dark grey tanslucent flint. The proximal end and the right edge (seen from the ventral face with proximal end downwards) is entirely missing to a long break. Impact scars on the ventral in the middle of this break may suggest it was deliberate or may be the result of post deposition impact, sone removals from it on the dorsal face may be accidental damage. There is extensive retouch on both faces along the remaining side to give a straigh edge. Semi abru…
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 30th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F4AFD4
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Distal section of a tertiary flint blade, probably of Mesolithic date, c. 8300 to 3500 BC. The proximal end and the bulb of percussion are missing. The break is irregular with a hinge fracture and irregular breaks on the back; there are possible evidence of retouch on the front but it may be damage rather than deliberate breaking. There is a second retouched notch however about half the way down where the flint changes from translucent grey to opaque buff-grey. This notch is formed by short semi-parallel shallow to abrupt retouch and suggests the piece was being reworked to from microl…
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 30th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CBD0F7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age fragments of tertiary flint implements. The fragments are trapezoidal in shape and are worked bifacially. One fragment is of translucent pale grey flint with a covering, stepped and low angle retouch on one side and semi-abrupt on the other; it has slightly convex faces and is transversally broken at the proximal end. The second fragment is of translucent pale brown flint with a covering, sub-parallel semi-abrupt retouch all along, except for the proximal end wheer there is a transverse break; it has considerably convex faces giving a pointed oval…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CB843C
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete leaf shaped arrow head of Neolithic date (4000-2350 BC). The ventral surface is smooth with a low diffuse bulb of percussion and widely spaced conchoidal ripple marks. Both of the long sides have short, semi-parallel low angle retouch running along their entire length, lightly more invasive on one edge than the other, while the base shows signs longer, more invasive semi-parallel shallow retouch, possibly to thin the bulb of percussion and striking platform for hafting. The dorsal face has invasive semi-parallel scaled retouch down one edge, and short, shallow, semi-paralle…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CABC4C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flint scrapers, probably dating to c. 4000-1,500BC. A flint scraper worked from a secondary or tertiary flake with a small area of white patina on the right distal edge of the dorsal face. The dorsal face has two parallel blade or long flakes scars with short, semi-abrupt scalar retouch along the left edge, becoming long, parallel abrupt at the distal end and short, scalar again at the right proximal edge. The ventral face has a relatively pronounced bulb of percussion at the proximal end with several bulb scars. The scraper is a translucent grey-bla…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A46A63
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Distal end of a econdary flint blade, probably of Mesolithic to Early Neolithic date. The blade is elongated and curved with a high arched dorsal face. Traces of cortex on left medial and proximal end covered c. 20% of dorsal face. The dorsal surface has three parallel vertical scars created by uni-directional flaking. The proximal end and bulb of percussion have been removed by snapping. A few long scalar removals at this point may indicate the snapping was deliberate. The flint is dark brown. The blade measures 67.5 mm in length, 17.4 mm in width, 6.0 mm in thickness and weighs 8.73…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A3A6BF
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probably incomplete leaf shaped arrow head of Neolithic date (4000-2350 BC). The flake is bifacially worked with slightly convex faces. It is transversally broken at the top (distal end) with an old patnated break. It is also broken at the bottom, slightly on one side, with a large inwards break on the other, these breaks are only partially patinated, sugesting they are more recent damage. The flake has an invasive parallel shallow retouch on both sides along both edges apart from the right edge near the proximal end on the ventral face. The flint has a white/pale grey patina. It mea…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8F3E56
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Six incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to 2500 to 1500 BC. An incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead bifacially worked. It is sub-triangular and symmetrical in plan. It has two complete rounded ended notches in the base, flanking the central tang with a barb at either side. The tang is squared and slightly longer than the barb. The point is missing due to an old break. The arrowhead has invasive shallow parallel semi-abrupt retouch on both faces around the edges with unretouched area in the centre of both sides. The dorsalside has traces of corte…
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-621616
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper and retouched incomplete flint flake of probable later Prehistoric date. 1. A large, sub-rectangular tertiary flake of beige-brown flint mottled with areas of sandy, cortex-like inclusions. The dorsal face exhibits a number of irregularly sized removals, all probably from the same platform as the overall removal, some abrasion along the dorsal end of the striking platform would suggest the use of platform preparation.The bulb of percussion is relatively diffuse, allthough this is likely down to the nature of the raw material, and is unscarred. The left and distal edges…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4A4DA2
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sevon incomplete flakes prehistoric flint debitage. The flakes represent a number of flint sources, and are a mix of tertiary and secondary flakes, although where it survives the area still covered by cortex is invariably small. The proximal end survives on three flakes, these all have relatively diffuse bulbs of percussion, only one exhibiting a bulbar scar and with one exhibtiign a slight 'lip' at the platform, suggesting the use of a soft hammer. One flake exhibits platform preparation, and clear evidence of multiple striking platforms. The flakes exhibit a mixture of sub-parallel a…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-D14AD9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flint scrapers, probably dating to c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. A thumbnail scraper worked from a reused primary or secondary flake of grey-brown flint; cortex covers those areas of the dorsal face which do not exhibit retouch, c. 60%. The flake has no clear point or bulb of percussion, with one facet of the dorsal face at the proximal end and the ventral face much more heavily patinated, suggesting the reuse of an older tool. The dorsal face exhibits long, scalar retouch, abrupt along the left edge, becoming semi-abrupt at the distal end and right edg…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-BCA3E2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age flint 'thumbnail' scraper, probably dating to c. 2400-1600 BC. Worked from a sub-oval promary flake of translucent brown flint now heavily patinated a milky white, with white cortex covering the entirety of the dorsal face, except for those areas exhibting retouch. A relatively diffuse bulb of percussion is present at the proximal end of the ventral face, with no bulbar scar. The perimeter of the dorsal face exhibits short, semi-abrupt scalar retouch, except for at the proximal end. Dimensions: length 23.8mm; width 26.9mm; thickness 7.2mm; weight 5.72g.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F359D1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic flint axehead, possibly an unfinished roughout, probably dating to c. 4000-2400 BC. The axe has a convex curved blade which is the widest point, from this it tapers evenly in width to the rounded butt. The axe is pointed oval in cross section across the width and broadly so along the length wih the thickest point slghtly closer to the blade than the butt. The blade is broadly C-shaped with a large notch from damage towards one end and several other chips removed by damage on one face. The axe has no evidence of polishing and there is little fine working at the blade althoug…
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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