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Record ID: DEV-74543C
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A prehistoric flint flake of debitage, possibly of Neolithic date, c. 4000-2400 BC. An incomplete tertiary flake of orange/brown flint. A diffuse bulb of percussion survives at the proximal end of the ventral face, a series of sub-parallel removal scars survive on the dorsal face, with probable use-related chattering along the left mesal edge. The right mesal edge is lost to a break, although this may have been an intentional attempt to blunt this edge. Dimensions: length 63.4mm; width 28.4mm; thickness 7.3mm; weight 14.53g. It is impossible to date an undiagnostic flake such as this…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-5D4879
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flint knife or awl, probably of Neolithic date The knife is incomplete with the tip fragment represented (with a surviving length of 32.2mm, a maximum thickness of 4.0mm and a weight of 2.3g). Although the knife appears to have broken across its width (where it has a width of 15.5mm), there appears to be retouch over the break, perhaps suggesting the tip was deliberately backed and implying a possibly secondary use as an awl. Both sides are retouched along their entire surviving lengths, as they converge to the tip. The retouch is confined to the dorsal surface, although th…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: ESS-F7F25E
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint leaf-shaped arrowhead, dating to the Neolithic period c. 4000 - 2500 BC. The implement is lentoid in shape and made from a light grey flint. There is scaled low angled invasive retouch on both faces. The edges show smaller removals or retouch, which produce a sharp edge around the entire tool. Dimensions: weight: 2.30g, length: 34.4mm, width: 19.8mm, thickness: 2.7mm
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D1F59A
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric secondary flake of black flint, kite-shaped in plan and slightly curved in profile with a prominent bulb of percussion, with some original cortex remaining at the proximal end and a short area of abrupt scaled retouch at the distal end. Probably Mesolithic in date, but possibly Neolithic, or Bronze age. Maximum length 28.0 mm, width 18.1 mm, thickness 5.6 mm; mass 3.0 g.
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D1E8FD
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric flake of translucent light brown flint, with some original cortex remaining on the dorsal face and a prominent bulb and ripple marks on the ventral. Triangular in plan with a corner missing from the narrow side, and has two facets to the dorsal face. No visible retouch. Probably Mesolithic in date, but possibly Neolithic or Bronze age. Maximum length 29.9 mm, width 19.5 mm, thickness 7.0 mm; mass 3.3 g.
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CE041D
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Acheulian greensand chert handaxe of 'ovate' type. The axe is well thinned and both faces exhibit large, shallow flake scars all over with only minor secondary edge working. The slightly irregular cutting edge extends around the entire axe, including the slightly squared butt, and the piece exhibits a marked S-twist. The chert is mid orange-brown and fine grained, largely reflecting the original colour (seen in areas of minor edge damage); the patina on one face is matt, the other slightly semi-gloss. Flake scar ridges are slightly abraded but there is no evidence for prolonged or …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-CDE218
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Acheulian greensand chert handaxe of 'ficron' type with an elongated tapering point and larger rounded butt. Both faces are carefully flaked to produce a lenticular cross section, thinning along the axis of the axe to a fine blunt-pointed tip. The margins of the axe are slightly convex and also carefully worked to form even centre line edges. The sub-squared butt is formed from two natural fractures and has been battered to blunt the edge created by axial flaking on the opposite face. The original chert seems to be variable mid brown-grey and particularily fine grained. Surfaces a…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-CDA09D
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Acheulian greensand chert handaxe of 'cordate' type. Both faces are flaked all over by indeterminate mode percussion. One face has a well-developed convex flake pattern, the other has a slightly off-centre axial ridge, enhanced by a well-developed hinge fracture to one side. The waist of the axe is relatively thick, and the asymmetrical butt has a wedge shaped axial profile. The chert was originally mid to dark orange brown and now has a slight repatination, all surfaces are matt. One area of hard greensand remains, forming part of the waist of the axe. There is slight abrasion of …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8D536E
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Secondary hard hammer struck flake, of unpatinated black flint with a patch of thin cortex to the distal end on the left lateral edge viewed fron the dorsal face. Both lateral edges are irregularly retouched, forming shallow opposed notches to the mid-points. Neolithic to Bronze Age.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8D361E
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Distal half of a transversely broken tertiary blade or blade-like flake, of unpatinated pale mottled grey flint, both edges and the distal tip is irregulary retouched or damaged. Neolithic.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8D1822
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Secondary hard hammer struck flake, of unpatinated black and grey flint with a patch of thin, weathered cortex extant to the dorsal face towards the distal end, both lateral edges irregularly retouched or damaged. Neolithic to Bronze Age.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8CBAF8
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 42mm long, 20mm wide, 8mm thick and 7g in weight. Made on a flint that has turned completely light grey and opaque through patination. The dorsal face possesses a parallel ridge created by unidirectioanl flaking. The flint/chert is of poor quality evidenced by the butt shattering upon striking.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8CA7A1
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 42mm long, 15mm wide, 6mm thick and 3.6g in weight. Made on a flint that has turned completely light grey and opaque through patination. The dorsal face possesses two parallel ridges created by unidirectional bladelet removals. The butt is facetted.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C963F
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 47mm long, 13mm wide, 5mm thick and 3.2g in weight. Made on a light grey opaque flint/chert struck from a orthogonal core. The dorsal face possesses a central and parallel ridge left of which a flake scar indicates the core was worked orthogonally and to the right the flake scars indicate unidirectional flaking.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C8B43
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 37mm long, 17mm wide, 4mm thick and 3.2g in weight. Made on a translucent light caramel brown flint that is turning light grey through patination. The dorsal face retains most of its original cortex apart from a flake scar along the left lateral edge struck unidirectionally. Small butt showing prepared striking platform.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C7FFF
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mesolithic (Early) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 25mm long, 12mm wide, 3mm thick and 1.3g in weight. Made on a translucent light caramel brown flint this unretouched blade has been struck from the early stages of a blade core. The proximal end is missing, either by breaking during knapping, use or post-depositionally. The dorsal face is mostly cortical apart from a straight and parallel ridge running down the left lateral side of the blade producting a long blade-like flake scar.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C6601
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 51mm long, 20mm wide, 7mm thick and 8.4g in weight. Made on a flint/chert that has turned a multitude of coulours through patination, including lght browns, blues and greys. The distal end still retains its original cortex as do both lateral edges. The central part of the dorsal face exhibits a flaked area of a number of unidirectional scars. Early stages of the creation of a blade core using a cortical nodule of stone presumably from a river.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C41D1
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 59mm long, 23mm wide, 12mm thick and 12.7g in weight. Made on a flint/chert that has turned a multitude of coulours through patination, including lght browns, blues and greys. The distal end still retains its original cortex and the right lateral edge is a large flake scar produced by an orthogonal removal. The centre of the dorsal face possesses two small parallel ridges created by unidiretional flaking.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C1D36
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 47mm long, 10mm wide, 6mm thick and 2.5g in weight. Made on a light semi-translucent caramel brown flint that has turned an opaque light bluish grey through patination. The blade has been struck from a unidirectional blade core as evidence by a number of blade-like removals on the dorsal face. The blade has not been modified, although the proximal end has been prepared to a similar style as the en eperon style of the Upper Palaeolithic.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-8C11B2
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Neolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 37mm long, 12mm wide, 3mm thick and 1.6g in weight. Made on a light semi-translucent caramel brown flint that is turning an opaque light greyish blue through patination. The blade has been struck from a unidirectional blade core as evidence by a number of blade-like removals on the dorsal face. The blade has not been modified.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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