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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent

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Record ID: SUR-267CEF
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A complete copper alloy miniature flat axe or possibly a chisel, 59.5mm in length and dating to the early to late early Bronze Age (2050 BC- 1700BC). The axe has straight sides, expanding into a cutting edge, which is curved and 26mm across, with a cutting edge around 1mm thick. The butt end narrows to 15.1mm in width and is slightly convex. There are no flanges or other features. The profile of the axe is lenticular or an elongated pointed oval with a maximum thickness at the centre of 7.3mm. The surface is heavily pitted with the brownish-green patina of copper-alloy - suggesting a …
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9393A7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains roughly to 50% to its original length. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily pitted with some casting bubbles visible. All breaks are heavily worn suggesting they occured during antiquity. Measurements: 21.04mm long, 28.63…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-0BC403
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small, broken, mouth fragment of a Late Bronze Age, cast, copper alloy-bronze socketed axe head. Probable rounded subrectangular mouth with moulded double bands around the rim. The bronze axe was far more effective than its stone counterpart and allowed large areas of ancient forest to be cleared for farmsteads and cultivation. This inturn lead to a rise in the population levels. There appears to be some wear, otherwise an attractive green patina with a few light scratches and one small spot pale green corrosion where the surface has chipped away. This is likely to date between 900-6…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Saturday 21st July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F6C876
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a secondary flake, irregularly shaped, although with four sides. The flaking has left substle conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch from the ventral face through the cortex on one edge and scaled long semi-abrupt on the wide edge perpedicular to the cortex edge. This latter retouch may be intended to creat a boring point on the cor…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F6A5D8
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from an ovoid secondary flake (indicated by the substantial light brown cortex remaining on the dorsal face). The flaking has left substle conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch from the ventral face through the cortex on the more evenly rounded edge. The flint is a dark blue-grey with some lighter mottling. Measurements: 35.93mm long, …
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B614D9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, probably dating to 1100-800 BC. Description: The fragment survives only as the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The cutting edge survives intact, albeit heavily worn and runs in a very shallow convex curve, the blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving cross section of the socket is sub-oval. The remaing body appears to be undecorrated although with such little remaining it is not possible to be sure althoguh part of a casting seam. The axhead is patinated a mid green and the breaks ha…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B5A3A6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the lower part of a copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. Possibly of plain South Eastern Type. Description: The fragment survives only as the blade end. The sides curve inwards from the curved crescent blade-edge, flaring in section to a rectangle. The break across the body is irregular. The surface of the axe is heavily mottled dark to light green to dark brown in patina and is heavily pitted by corrosion across its entirety. It looks like it was not faceted or had a ribbed decoration. Masurements: 32.87mm long, 45.8mm…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-ACA4F3
Object type: BORER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint borer likely of Neolithic to Bronze Age date. Description: The borer is sub-triangular in plan with three large and dressed striking platform. There is extensive short scaled low angle retouch along the mesal (sides) of the two dorsal faces, with striking coming in from multiple angles, primarily from the dorsal faces on the right side and from the ventral face on the left. The point appears to remain intact although may have been reworked.. The bulb of percussion and the conchoidal fractures are very pronounced which suggests hard hammer striking. The flint is heavily mottled…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AC21AF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper likely of late Bronze Age to Iron Age date. Description: The scraper is ovoid, with large sweeping rounded edges. The scraper is triangular in cross-section. The scraping edge is formed from irregular invasive semi-abrupt retouch at the proximal end (striking platform end), this changes towards the distal end to abrupt indicating blunting of the corner. The retouch is struck from the both faces. The dorsal side still has about a third of the mid brown cortex remaining. The ventral side has some working and a substantial teadrop shaped bulb of percussion and substantial…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-ABB2EE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper likely of late Bronze Age to Iron Age date. Description: The scraper is irregularly shaped, with a large sweeping rounded blade edge, a pointed butt and a slightly concave final edge opposite to the blade edge. The scraping edge is formed from irregular invasive semi-abrupt retouch. The reotuch is struck from the dorsal side. The dorsal side still has about a quarter of the mid brown cortex remaining. There is a some crushing on the concave edge through the cortex whcih may be to blunt this edge. The ventral side has no working a modest bulb of percussion and substanti…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7B02CB
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
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An uncertain lithic object of uncertain prehistoric date, likely Late Bronze Age to Iron Age in date. Description: The object is formed from irregularly shaped secondary flake, with a heated patination on the proximal end. The bulb of percusion and inded te bulbar scar is quite substantial. The flaking is however very irregular, the striking platform is flat but indented into a concave section of the ventral face. The retouch is situation at the proximal end of the flint. On one side has a short scaled semi-abrupt retouch creating a hollowed scraping edge which extends no more than a …
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-574F22
Object type: DENTICULATE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible coarse flint denticulate/scraper hybrid tool likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a secondary flake, possibly accidentally created. The scraper is semi-circular in plan. Barring the retouch along the curved edge there is little obvious flaking, likely indicating the use of a natural or accidental flake, typical of flint manufacture after the middle Bronze Age. The curved edge has short scaled semi-abrupt retouch producing a scraping edge. At the top edge is a denticulate removal creating an indent with…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-DDA2B2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed axe, c.1000-800BC Description: The fragment represents part of the socket and loop of the axe but that is all. The breaks are jagged and partially worn suggesting they broken somepoint in antiquity. Due to its' incompleteness it is not possible to narrow the ID for this object. Measurements: length: 24.37mm width: 15.37mm thickness: 3.41mm weight: 8g
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-74E1CA
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating form the Middle Bronze Age (2150 - 1500 BC). Description: Similar to the Pick Rudge Farm type. The arrow is triangular in shape with two notches chiped into the base to seperate the barbs and tang. Both faces have been worked with covering, scaled and low-angle retouch. The arrowhead is a mottled dark to light grey in colour. Dimensions: Height 43.07mm, width 27.44mm, thickness 6.37mm and weight 5.93g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-0DD8D3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and slightly worn cast copper-alloy socketed axehead of Late Bronze Age date (c. 1000 - c.800 BC). Description: The has a relitavely narrow sub-rectangular body, slightly narower in the middle flaring towards the blade end and slightly towrds the haft end. In plan the blade is wide and flaring creating a crescentric cutting edge. What is left of the socket is socket is sub-rectangular in cross section. The socket of the axe is sub-rectangular with patinated breaks around all the sides which have removed the original end of the socket and no evidence of the original proba…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-D5F626
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy flanged chisel of Middle Bronze Age date. Description: It has a long rectangular blade original tapering to a curved splayed cutting edge. The blade however is broken bfore this point and is very worn. The butt end is flat and rectangular in form with prominent flanges to either side and transverse stop ridges on both front and back faces. Although this butt end is snapped a short way along the flanges and remains roughly jagged. Beneath the stop ridges the front and back faces have moulded shield-shaped decorative elements shown in counter-relief. N…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9E799C
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast and decorated socketed chisel head dating to the Late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age transitional period c.9th-8th century BC, Ewart Park Phase. Description: The chisel has a wide flat crescent shaped blade at the end of a long cylindrical body. The blade heavily abraded. The socket end has an oval aperture 10.57mm by 7.97mm. Each edge has a pair of opposed diagonal lines incised on them, creating a feathered decorative affect. One of the thin edges has the feathering go all the way up to the blade while the other stops before the blade begins to fan out. A fifth line exi…
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-8C7CA4
Object type: BORER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint borer of late Bronze Age - Early Iron Age date (c. 1000 BC - 1BC). Description: The borer is sub-triangular in plan with a low flaked dorsal face and rounded convex ventral face. Much of the flaking seems incidental and not finely executed. There is limited short scaled semi abrupt retouch creating the boring point opposite the flat edge with cortex still adhering. The flint is heavily mottled dark through to light grey with some blue white where it is recorticating. The long flat edge has light brown cortex still adhering to it. Measurements: 38.57mm long, 4…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8BE570
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a broken elongated ovoid primary flake (indicated by the substantial cortex remaining on the dorsal face) from a larger possibly naturally shattered flint (indicated by the multiple step and pitted like fractures on the part sof the edges). The flaking has left substantially conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face, indicating hard hammer (stone on stone rather than antler, bone or padded st…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-777925
Object type: DENTICULATE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible flint denticulate of uncertain date, probably Late Bronze to early Iron age date, but a late mesolithic or early Paleothic date cannot be discounted. Description: The denticulate is an irregularly quadrilateral in plan with a wider lower face and slopping sides creating a 'pillow shape'. The tool is formed from a natural flake or accidental removal. It has blunted sides formed by invasive scaled abrupt retouch down one side and then irregular blunting on the other. The distal end has a limited denticulate retouch along it. The flint is very dark grey mottled to black. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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