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    • Primary material: Flint

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Record ID: NMS-5AEA91
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very large and well-formed "statement" Handaxe, of Wymer's (1999) Type F (pointed), originally of mottled light grey flint now patinated various shades of buff due to exposure of the surfaces to glacial sands and gravels, the coarser inclusions are tending to the darker range. It is complete, with only minor ancient damage to the tip (type iii, ogee point), a small chip to one lateral edge is recent and shows the original colour of the flint, and similarly the base of the butt has a small, unpatinated removal. All flake removals are soft hammer struck from well prepared platforms, rem…
Created on: Monday 21st January 2019
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
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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-1E6436
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of flint cores of Mesolithic to Bronze Age date. Both appear to have been used to produce blade like pieces with repeated removals from a prepared platform. Due to the size of the pieces these blades, at least the last to be produced were very short. The dark grey piece (13.47g) is sub-conical with cortex left on one side and parallel removals from an upper platform. The beige-brown piece (35.68g) also has cortex left along one side but has a broken with a large section, possibly 50% or more, missing to a impact in the centre of the upper platform. There are the scars for…
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: WAW-1CD304
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Neolithic (c. 4000 to 3500 BC) end scraper: The scraper appears to be knapped from a long flake which is sub-rectangular with a sub trapezoidal section. The dorsal surface has broadly three vertical scars with one lateral edge appearing to be damaged, but not recently. The proximal end tapers in depth. The distal end has abrupt re-touch. The ventral surface has a bulb of percussion and faint conchoidal ripples. The scraper is knapped from flint which has a well-developed cream patina. It measures 54.09mm long, 23.02mm wide, 10.49mm thick and weighing 15.61g. The scraper is an …
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-DFC68D
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary, semi-hard hammer struck blade-like flake: -of unpatinated dark grey flint with transverse breaks to both ends, removing both the proximal and distal ends. Both lateral edges are finely use worn. Neolithic to Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-DFA324
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake , of unpatinated dark grey flint with steep retouch to one lateral edge, creating a broad sub-semi circular notch, c. 19 mm dia. Neolithic to Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-DF8130
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Secondary, hard hammer struck flake , of unpatinated mottled grey flint with steep retouch to the distal end and both lateral edges. Neolithic to Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-CB345D
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large Egyptian Fayum (or Faiyum) hollow-based point found on the old drive of Wolterton Hall, of brown flint with fine darker bands resembling cracks, these where present within the flint at the time of manufacture as the flakes removals are affected by the difference of hardness. Rather thick (7.25 mm) with only a slight hollowing of the base to form the barbs, the thickness would have restricted the depth of the base. All surfaces are finely pressure flaked with no remnants of the original flake from which this was likely to have been made from. Almost complete, with only the extreme…
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-8B9647
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete polished flint axehead of Neolithic date, c. 4000-2350 BC. The axehead is bi-convex and has a sub-rectangular profile and a pointed oval section. It has a smooth ground surface and a tapered ground curvilinear cutting edge. The axehead terminates at a blunt break part-way along its length. The break bears traces of the same cream discolouration as the outer surfaces, suggesting that the break is old. Small flakes have been lost from both surfaces of the axehead, and one large flake has been lost from the edge of one surface, at the narrowest part of the axehead. The axeh…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-8A4099
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint scraper dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2150 - 800 BC). The object is oval in form with a broadly flat ventral surface and convex dorsal surface. The flint is dark brown in colour with white patches. Formed from a flake, there is a bulb of percussion at one end of the ventral surface. The ventral surface displays scaled short abrupt retouch around three sides. The object is 72.43mm in length, 36.33mm in width and 10.55mm in thickness. It weighs 40.46g.
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-87B648
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey, appearing brown under transmitted light, flint with cortex; notched scraper. Flake with a broad flake trimmed from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and with a bulb at the narrower end of a markedly concave ventral surface. Very short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect follows part of one edge to form a notch. The appearance of similar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect is misleading, and arises from adventitious edge-on impacts. The finder kindly cites PUBLIC-7040A5 as a parallel. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC Length: 41.1mm, Width: …
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72FD31
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey, though appearing brown under transmitted light, semi-translucent flint; plano-convex knife. A thin oval-ended flake with broad and narrow flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb at the narrower end of a slightly concave ventral surface. Very short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsa;l side appears along one side of the narrower part of the object. A complete lack of surface patina may suggest it was incorporated into a sealed context until recently. Suggested date: Early Neolithic, 4000-3500 BC. Length: 32.0mm, Width: 18.9mm, Thickness: 2.7mm, Weight: 2.85gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72F2B2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint possible knife fragment. A narrow flake with long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a flat ventral surface. A dense creamy patina with orange spots suggests it has subsequently endured a prolonged period of exposure to a calcareous environment, and possibly incorporation into gravel. One end is flat, probably as a result of an ancient break. The finder kindly cites NLM-966C45 as a parallel. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 29.3mm, Width: 13.7mm, Thickness: 4.2mm, Weight: 1.93gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72E864
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint, appearing pale brown under transmitted light, with cortex spot; debitage. A narrow bladelet with long parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly concave ventral surface. The appearance of retouch noted by the finder probably arises from fortuitous edge-one impacts. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC. Length: 23.7mm, Width: 8.5mm, Thickness: 2.7mm, Weight: 0.63gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72DF36
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint lithic implement. A thick pointed flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulbar ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved edge, which would have permitted its use as a scraper. This edge terminates in a point which could have permitted an ancillary use as a borer. Misty patina has formed over all struck surfaces, suggesting the object has subsequently endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC Length: 40.8mm, Width: 27mm, Thickness: 11mm, Weight: 10.61gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72D447
Object type: BORER
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint, appearing brown under transmitted light, with cortex; borer. A small nodule with one rounded end with thick cortex retained, and long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal surface. The ventral surface is smooth and concave; the appearance of retouch executed from the ventral aspect is misleading, and arises from fortuitous edge-on impacts. The finder kindly cites SUR-42CD37 as a parallel. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC Length: 49.9mm, Width: 19.9mm, Thickness: 17.9mm, Weight: 10.75gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-72CBFD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint with cortex strip, scraper. A thick oval chunk with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by multangular hard hammer strike, trimming most cortex. The underside is unevenly broken. Misty patina has formed over all struck surfaces, suggesting the object has subsequently endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age, 2700-1600 BC Length: 40.1mm, Width: 39.5mm, Thickness: 15.5mm, Weight: 29.92gms
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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