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Record ID: GAT-D41A6F
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken axe head. The find represents the cutting edge end of a Neolithic polished axe head belonging to the Group VII (Graig Lwyd) classification. It is sub-rectangular in plan; tapering towards a transverse break at the point the axe was likely hafted. It seems likely this break occurred in antiquity. In section it is sub-ovate with flattened sides. The blade, mostly intact, bares evidence of use, and has retained a defined edge. The faces of the axe are defined by marks and fractures which vary in intensity. One face bears deeper scars than the other. The axe belongs to the Grou…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanddeiniolen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-949982
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of quern-stone of probably Roman date. The fragment is sub triangular in shape and it is a segment of a circular millstone, from the central perforation to the outer edge. The upper face is rough and slightly convex. Traces of a central circular hole on the millstone remains on one side of the fragment. This hole measures 14.7 mm in deep before sinking further for 29 mm to the central perforation of millstone.The lower face is flat and has had minimal working. The whole piece measures 136.1 mm in length, 159.7 mm in width, in thickness 44.5 mm at the centre and 57.2 mm alon…
Created on: Friday 31st August 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-ED2699
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete chalk bead of uncertain date. The bead is spherical and formed of a probable natural chalk fossil, perhaps similar to coral. A roughly central drilled hole is present and there is a small break to one edge. The object is 7.4mm tall, 13.5mm in diameter and weighs 1.4g. The perforation is 4.8mm in diameter. The object does not display any clearly diagnostic features and was recovered removed from any context. As such, it is not possible to date this object.
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-ECDE47
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete worked chalk object, possibly a pendant, of uncertain date. The object is sub-ovate with a wide lower curved end and narrower upper end. The narrower end has a hole, possible for suspension, which has been drilled from both sides. Faint linear striations can be determined on both sides though are likely too shallow to be purposefully made and may be a result of post-depositional damage. The object is 48.2mm long, 38.2mm wide, 11mm thick and weighs 23.5g. The perforation is 5.8mm in diameter A similar object from a chalk pit in Hessle, East Yorkshire is held in the collecti…
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-BF44B7
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Mesolithic to early Neolithic flint unretouched bladelet, 8000 - 2701BC. 39mm in length, 17mm wide and 9mm thick with a weight of 7.7grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and has uni-directional working and is made from a small rounded river pebble core.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-BB85B7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic polished stone axe, 99mm long, 64mm wide and 26mm thick with a weight of 202g. The axe is mostly complete, missing its hafted end, but has also sustained a lot of damage aroud its edges. It is sub rectangular in form and eliptical in cross section. It has a pronounced rounded step just before it drops down to form a blade on one face. It has no obvious facets and is a dark grey/brown, suggesting Charnwood slate.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6F9C5B
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone pebble with adhering mortar or cement, recorded as evidence of a building in the area, but of unknown date, AD 43 - 1900. The stone is a rounded waterworn pebble with one flat face. The conglomerate of white powdery mortar or cement, with varied poorly sorted inclusions is fixed to the rounded face. The object is 47mm long, 33.2mm wide and 32.9mm thick. 52.5g.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-5CB0E7
Object type: MILLSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment (consisting of roughly one sixth) of a Roman Augustine Harp pattern Millstone dating to AD 300- 410. Possibly from Eiffel, West Germany and made of volcanic pumice-like dark grey stone with cross piece rigid. The fragment measures 450mm in length and is 370mm at its widest point, being 60mm thick. There is a square cut through from the back to 44.5mm thickness, placed at 210mm from one end and 195mm from the other along the longest side. The fragment of millstone weighs 28lbs or 12.6 kg.
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: CAM-18C7C3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete fragment of polished Neolithic axehead. This axehead has been broken in half along the linial profile so that only one side of the profile survives. The axehead has also been broken transversely to the butt-end and blade-end. This means that the original shape and cross-sectional shape and profile shape of the artefact has been lost. At least one hinge fracture is present. Damage is also present along both edges.
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-0775C1
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Slightly damaged polished stone axehead of Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 AD). The axehead is formed from grey stone, possibly Langdale tuff. The surface of the object has been weathered and is rough and pitted, to a greater degree on one side than the other. The more weathered side is also darker in colour. There is some brown surface accretion on both sides. The object is broadly rectangular in shape with a lentoid section. It widens slightly at one end and narrows into an unsymmetrically curved cutting edge. The other (butt) end is badly chipped and damaged. The object is 153.5mm in…
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-988BF6
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Neolithic (Later) truncation burin, 55mm long, 22mm wide, 9mm thick and 11.6g in weight. Made on an opaque caramel brown chert. Burin truncations were attempted at both ends. Failed attempt at proximal end as it plunged. Also has been semi-abruptly retouched to form a scraper.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-987CB6
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Neolithic (Later) flake-blade, 52mm long, 28mm wide, 14mm thick and 20.4g in weight. Made on a flint/chert that has turned a light chalky grey through patination. This piece has been photographed in the wrong direction giving the impression it is an end scraper, however this end is actuallt the proximal end and no modification has taken place after removal. The butt is plain and quite small and the distal end is large and flat and displays evidence of it being a platform itself. The piece has been struck from a bidirectional blade core. The doral face possesses …
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-98555A
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Middle) to Neolithic (Later) retouched flake, 70mm long, 84mm wide, 13mm thick and 71.6g in weight. Made on an opaque orangey brown chert with chalky inclusions. Large and flat flake which has been slightly retouched at the distal end.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-97FB3F
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Middle) to Neolithic (Later) Levallois flake, 73mm long, 89mm wide, 13mm thick and 112.5g in weight. Made on an opaque creamy grey chert. Large and wide. The dorsal face displays evidence of centripetal flaking. Butt is large and striking platform steep. The flake has been retouched in various places. The flake comes from quite a large core.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-97E1B4
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Neolithic (Later) end scraper, 49mm long, 48mm wide, 8mm thick and 21.5g in weight. Made on a large hard hammer struck flake. The flint/chert is light brown and opaque. The distal end has been lightly retouched to form the scraper. The lower half of the dorsal face is cortical, apart from the retouch and the proximal end has 3 flake scars on it made by orthogonal removals.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-97C9DD
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Middle) to Palaeolithic (MIddle) point, 52mm long, 32mm wide, 14mm thick and 25.1g in weight. Made on a limestone that is dark grey in colour. The dorsal face of the point has been semi-abruptly retouched around the entire right lateral edge and the distal end and the left edge has received some attention. The point seems to have been made by a non-prepared core technique, possibly a discoidal method.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-9795A8
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Neolithic (Later) retouched flake, 56mm long, 82mm wide, 22mm thick and 90.1g in weight. Large, thick flake made on a light chalky opaque chert. Small amount of retouch on lateral esdges. Hard hammer struck. Dorsal face shows a few unidirectional removals.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-975D22
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Neolithic (Later) retouched flake, 58mm long, 65mm wide, 14mm thick and 66.3g in weight. Made on flint that has turned a mottled light brown colour through patination. The flake is large and thick with a wide thick dihedral butt. The striking platform possesses some abrasion and the dorsal face is flattish but does possess some flake scarring. The retouch is positioned on the straight distal end of the flake. The ventral face displays a large bulb of percussion and bulbar scar. More likely to be either Middle Palaeolithic or Neolithic.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-974527
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Neolithic (Later) flake, 37mm long, 33mm wide, 4mm thick and 8.1g in weight. Masde on an opaque mid brown patinated chert. Hard hammer struck and the butt is dihedral. Slightly serrated retouch on left lateral edge. The flake is flat, with no real pronounced ridges on the dorsal face.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-971EC4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Palaeolithic (MIddle)scraper, 48mm long, 64mm wide, 18mm thick and 67.8g in weight. Made on a chert-like material that has turned almost completely dark brownish grey through patination, apart from one small area where the original mid brown colour remains. The piece has been made on a large thick flake of Palaeolithic origin and is lightly retouched along the distal end. Flake scars on the dorsal face indicate parallel flaking methods and the butt shows evidence of preparation.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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