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Record ID: LEIC-06392C
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Mesolithic (early) flake, 39mm long, 30mm wide, 7mm thick and 6.6g in weight. Heavily patinated piece that has turned white. No retouch on the flake but two parallel unidirectional flake scars on the dorsal face. Hard hammer struck from a small unipolar core. The flake has a plain butt.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-89FF98
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single flint wast flake (debitage) of uncertain age. Description: The flake is a pointed oval shape with extensive conchoidal rippling and pronounced bulb of percussion indicating production via hard hammer technology. Measurements: 24.21mm long, 13.89mm wide, 5.71mm thick and 1.44g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
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Record ID: NLM-749CCA
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron stained flint possible hand axe. A sub-trapezoid nodule trimmed on all sides by hard hammer working which has removed large flakes. There is also a limited zone of battering or crushing at either end. The appearance of retouch noted by the finder may in most cases be ascribed to casual impacts rather than purposeful working. These scars, however, partake of the stained tint of the surface of the object, and must accordingly have arisen in deep antiquity. The edge or aris between faces is usually crisp. Suggested date: Middle to Upper Palaeolithic, 150,000-10,000 BC. Length: 90.8m…
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-E16577
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Lower Palaeolithic (500,000 - 180,000 BC) sub-oval flint handaxe, with one edge much less convex than the other (possibly a result of contemporary damage and re-working). It has multi-directional flake removals, towards the outside edges, on both faces. The handaxe is lenticular in cross section, measuring max. 61.8 mm in width and max. 24.6 mm in thickness. It narrows to 40.5 mm wide at the curved cutting edge. Both faces and edges are water-worn. The handaxe has a grey-white patination over the central area, with an opaque orange-brown being visible at the edges through damage and …
Created on: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-E11859
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Lower Palaeolithic (500,000 - 180,000 BC) oval flint handaxe with one face significantly more convex than the other (which is slightly concave). The flake removal on the convex face is multi-directional and there is recent damage at towards the cutting edge. To the concave face there is older damage towards the butt end and some flake removal towards the long edges. The edges and surface are water-worn. The patina is brown/orange with some white/grey patches. The handaxe measures 108.7 mm in length, mm in 72.5 mm max. width, 24.7 mm in max. thickness and weighs 238 gr.
Created on: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-E08E34
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Lower Palaeolithic (500,000 - 180,000 BC) small ovate flint handaxe with convex sides and the butt-end being wider than the cutting-end. One face is more convex than the other. The flake removal on both faces is multi-directional, towards the edges. The edges and arises are water-worn. The patina is opaque and brown in colour with some black patches, the wear at the edges revealing a much paler, white/grey coloured flint beneath. Cracks are visible on both faces. The handaxe measures 81.5 mm in length, 61.4 mm in max. width, 26.3 mm in max. thickness and weighs 152.73 gr.
Created on: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: ESS-8AD69B
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake point. The implement is ovoid/leaf shaped in plan, and tapers from the butt which is the thickect part of the item, to the point. The flake is somewhat thick throughout and the butt is formed from a large wegde shape, which seems to have no evidence of flaking present. It is possible that the flake was struck opportunistically, as there seems to be little preparation of the striking platform. The dorsal face features a prominent arris running down the centre. It was likely struck as a tertiary flake. There is semi-invasive flaking on the right side edge, where parallel rem…
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
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Record ID: ESS-75B3BC
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worked flint blade flake, possibly Mousterian. The flint is a very dark brown with some grey and cream coloured inclusions. It is roughly triangular or slightly 'S' shaped, tapering to a point at the distal end, where it curves slightly so that the point is bent at an angle. The implement was struck as a large flake from a core, possibly a Levallois core, and worked along the edges of both faces to produce a thinned edge. The dorsal face features the scars of at least three previous removals, as well as some smaller removals closer to the butt. The retouch around the edges is varied …
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-EC06E1
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A D-shaped chopper likely of lower Palaeolithic date c.420,000BC - c. 374,000BC. Description: The denticulate is formed from a roughly D-shaped secondary flint flake. With uneven semi-abrupt retouch along the rounded edge, angled from the dorsal face. Some of the retouch forms two concave dips in the edge which appear to have been intentional, this creates a s-shaped choping edge. The blub of percussion is on the ventral face is very subtle and some attempts appears to have been made to remove much of it. The flat edge is mostly still covered in cortex, with no attempt made to remove …
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-EB9A2E
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint backed blade likely of lower Palaeolithic date c.420,000BC - c. 374,000BC. Description: The blade is formed from a roughly D-shaped secondary flint flake. With mixed low angle-scaled retouch along the top and right hand edges of the dorsal face. Very little other flaking has occured on that facing. Signicant crushing and blunting has occured ont he straightish edge (left edge of the dorsal face) clearly with the intent to blunt the edge. The blub of percussion is on the ventral face is fairly subtle although clearly visible and much of the other flaking which was involved in t…
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-AB7BF7
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete backed blade of likely Upper Paleolithic (40000BC - 9000BC) or Neolithic date (4000Bc-2200BC) Description: The blade survives from the butt end of the blade too roughly half way along the blade's length. The left edge of the dorsal face has been heavily battered in antiquty and it is uncertain if this was part of an attempt to blunt the edge or accidental, althoguh a seciton has a clear segment of of short scaled abrupt edge. The right edge has been reworked after the blade snapped so its orignal working edge is uncertain what is visible is short, scaled semi-abrupt ret…
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-AB2073
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A highly patinated and incomplete backed blade of likely Upper Paleolithic (40000BC - 9000BC) or Neolithic date (4000Bc-2200BC) Description: The blade survives from the butt end of the blade too roughly half way along the blade's length. The left edge of the dorsal face has been heavily battered in antiquty and it is uncertain if this was part of an attempt to blunt the edge or accidental. The right edge is serrated with short, scalled semi-abrupt retouch. The conchoidal fracturing (ripples) and the bulb of percussion is very clear and thus the use of a hard hammer in its' production …
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-949F6D
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lower Palaeolithic handaxe of asymmetrical plan form with one long main meandering cutting edge, and a stout tip with two parallel tranchet blows to sharpen it, and a shorter, and straighter cutting edge to the other lateral side, truncated by a concave patch of worn pale brown cortex. It is of orange patinated mottled flint due to deposition in iron oxide rich glacial gravels, with a few small recent chips to the cutting edges show that the original colour of the flint was of a pale grey with off-white coarse inclusions. There are numerous thermal (frost) fractures to the surfaces, mo…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 15th June 2017
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Record ID: SOM-F506CB
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a palaeolithic flint tool reused in the later prehistoric period, possibly as a knife or other cutting tool. The tool is of a dark brown/black flint, rolled and with significant areas of iron staining. At more recent removal scars the flint can be seen to be mottled with cloudy white areas and rare white inclusions. The tool is D-shaped in plan, and with a truncated pointed oval cross section, with the dorsal face being more pronouncedly curved than the ventral. The initial working of the tool is bifacial, with covering, sub-parallel semi-abrupt retouch on the dorsal face and…
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Godmersham Cp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-394F11
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of flint debitage, of uncertain Prehistoric date. Neither flake appears to have been retouched. The first piece of debitage is a secondary blade fragment, 24.0mm long by 9.8mm wide and with three parallel removal scars running down its dorsal face. Both these scars and the removal of this flake appear to have been struck from the same direction, and although the bulk of percussion has not survived. Made of a translucent red/brown flint. It is 3.1mm thick and weights 0.70g. The second piece is a primary flake fragment, 17.8mm long by 15.0mm wide and with no evidence for fur…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LON-8FBF4C
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Lower Palaeolithic small, bifacially worked, flint handaxe of cordate type dating c. 400,000-150,000BC. The handaxe was found on the foreshore and consequently is rolled and abraded with a small amount of edge damage. There is invasive soft hammer flaking covering both faces. The butt and mid portion of the axe is thick and it then tapers to a rounded point. The cross section is lentoid (pointed oval). The flint has an orange patina. There is some damage to the butt with two large flakes missing. The patina has reformed over one of these suggesting the damage occured in a…
Created on: Monday 27th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-3EA95F
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large flint flake likely removed during a lithic reduction sequence. The artefact is made of light grey flint, with some cortex remaining on the proximal end of the dorsal face. The ventral face is convex and smooth, and though it is difficult to locate ripples of percussion, it seems likely that this face was detached from the flint nodule during the removal process. The dorsal face shows evidence of previous flake removals, with the entire left edge showing evidence of a steep-sided abrupt removal. There is no evidence of retouch on the item, though it may well have been used as-i…
Created on: Thursday 23rd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-3E75FA
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint flake likely removed during a lithic reduction process. The flake bears evidence of a bulb of percussion on the ventral face, with evidence of a faceted striking platform. There is a clean break on the left distal edge of the flake (when in ventral view). The dorsal face shows evidence of previous stepped removal fractures. There is little evidence of retouch, though there is perhaps a small localised portion on the distal edge of the dorsal face as the edge curves inwards and up again, forming a small 'inlet'. If this is retouch, it is perhaps evidence of fortuitous use of the…
Created on: Thursday 23rd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-96344B
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Palaeolithic (500,000 - 10,000 BC) sub-oval flint handaxe with multi-directional flake removals, towards the outside edges, on both faces. The handaxe is lenticular in cross section, measuring max.52.6mm in width and max.28.2mm in thickness. It narrows to 38.3mm wide at the curved cutting edge and 37.0mm at the (now damaged) butt end. The patina is a deep orangey-brown 'toffee' colour, the damage at the butt end revealing a much paler, yellowy-coloured flint beneath. Iron staining is apparent along the arises. The handaxe measures 95.1mm in length, 52.6mm in max.width, 28.2mm in max…
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-00046E
Object type: BURIN
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint Upper Palaeolithic to early Neolithic possible burin, dating from 150,000 BC - 3500 BC. Translucent white colour with a grey from underneath. Sub-triangular shaped, with slight retouching on the long edges. Struck with a hard hammer, there is a prominent bulb of percussion and strongly defined ripple marks. The extent of the retouch is short with a semi abrupt angle. The flint is worn. The burin measures 38.8mm in length, 17.8mm in width, and 9.4mm in thickness. It weighs 4.19g.
Created on: Friday 24th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th March 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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