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Record ID: KENT-3A6B67
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small incomplete oval handaxe of the Acheulian flint industry dating c. c. 500,000-180,000 BC Description: The handaxe is bifacial worked with covering flaking. The butt end is very subtly wider than the 'blade' end. The butt end has some haphazard attempts to blunt it. There is large section of damage on the bottom left of one side that distorts the full shape and due to the even patination happened far back in antiquity. The profile is uneven and somewhat twisted akin to those recorded from Rickson's Pit and Person's Pit in Dartford, Northern Kent (illustrated by Roe 1981, 77. nos…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-3969CE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large probable scraper of lower to middle Palaeolithic date, probably lat middle Palaeolithic c.60,000BC-40,000BC, which has been subsequently reworked and modified at a latter date. Description: The tool has a wide curved scraper or crude chopper edge formed from short to invasive stepped semi-abrupt retouch mostly from the dorsal face (upper/front). In plan the side run diagonally inwards to a shorter straight edge giving it an overall shape of a modern axehead in plan. The upper diagonal sides has been reworked form both faces to create a point with invasive scaled semi-abrupt re…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-BE0961
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lithic tool uncertain date, possibly heat affected and also utilised as a hammer stone. Likely upper Paleolithic (c.40000-11000) or Neolithic-Early Bronze age date (c. 4000 BC - 1000 BC). Description: The tool is roughly ovoid with a heavy cortex area in the centre of one side. The base has had flaking away from the centre leaving an apex point at the centre and the entire flint triangle in cross-section. The bifacial working can be described as invasive to covering, scaled and semi-abrupt. Parts of the flint have been heat affected and then battered likely indicating the object's s…
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nonington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-BDEBFC
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible lithic implement or point possibly dating from the Lower Palaeolithic to Early Middle Palaeolithic c.450,000-180,000 BC. Description: The implement is formed from a triangular tetiary flake With the right edge being formed by invasive scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The left edge has short scaled abrupt retouch. The striking platform at the base of the implement has been battered and finished. The patination is heavy and leaves it a light brown colour. Measurements: 47.41mm long, 43.61mm wide, 12.09mm thick and 23g in weight. Discussion: The degree of wear and patination of t…
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nonington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-BD6F97
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large irregular bifacially worked lithic tool possiblyof middle Palaeolithic date, c.250000 - 40000 BC. Description: The object is discoidal but very thick and very uneven. There is no primary striking platform but a number of strikes from the edge and from the centre of the object. It has no clear edges but would have produced large curved flakes. There is a large central patch of cortex on one side and has frequent inclusions and similar which would have made working with the object difficult. The flaking retouch on this tool can be described as invasive scaled semi-abrupt It is …
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nonnington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-BCAB9E
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular flint scraper of uncertain date, possibly late Middle Palaeolithic (c.60,000-40,000 BC). Description: The scraper is formed from a single flaked piece of lint and irregularly shaped. It is quite thick and has cortex is present on the right edge of the scraper. There is flaking across both sides and there is no clear ventral or dorsal face. The bulb of percussion and conchoidal scarring (rippling) is quite obscured and variable. There is very short retouch along the top right distal edge retouch is short, scaled semi-abrupt to abrupt retouch from one angle and invasive sca…
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-781A4D
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A 'pointed type' Lower to Middle Palaeolithic bifacially worked hand axe with its point missing. The axe is made from water-rolled grey flint with ochreous staining. Patches of cortex survive in surface hollows.
Created on: Sunday 24th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-EB2A57
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Palaeolithic lithic implement of uncertain date. The implement is sub-oval in plan, broadly sub-triangular in side view and has been 'rolled'. It has been made on a large flake as there may be a striking platform at one end. The dorsal face appears to be retouched around the edge and the removals are short, sub-parallel and semi-abrupt. The ventral face is featureless. Each face has a patina which is orange as well as buff. This implement was found at the foot of cliffs in the inter-tidal zone following a cliff fall. It may have derived from the ancient river gravels abov…
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C186C2
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
3 larger tertiary blades are present, and are described thus: One complete tertiary semi-soft hammer struck crested blade, of mottled light and mid grey patination with a small recent chip to the distal end revealing the dark grey original colour of the flint. 68 x 24 x 13 mm. One incomplete mid-section of a tertiary crested blade, of paler, almost white patinated flint with the recent breaks showing the original dark grey colour. This blade soft hammer struck from an opposed platform core, two of the flake scars on the dorsal face are 180 degrees to each other. 70 x 23 x 7 mm. One inc…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-30110E
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Paleolithic (Upper) to Mesolithic (Later) core, 40000-4001 BC. 43mm in length, 28mm wide and 18mm thick with a weight of 27.7grams. An exhausted core.
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-2FD02B
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Paleolithic (Upper) to Mesolithic (Later) unretouched blade, 40000-4001 BC. 55mm in length, 20mm wide and 5mm thick with a weight of 7grams. Struck from a bi-directional blade core.
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DEV-9A8E1F
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe, probably dating to c. 500,000-40,000 BC. The handaxe is ovate in plan and broadly pointed-oval in cross section, in profile it is very broadly piriform, thicker near the base, although tapering to point at both ends. The cutting edges are largely straight with no evidence of tranchet removals. The handaxe has a trimmed and rounded butt, and a basal point. The surface of the flint is orange/brown mottled with darker areas, at more recent chips the flint can be seen to be a fairly pale orange/brown, almost chert-like material. The tool has been bifacia…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-076589
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Mesolithic (Later) pyramidal bladelet core, 40000-4001 BC. 30mm in length, 29mm wide and 24mm thick with a weight of 24.6grams. Worked around the entire platform.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-0644DC
Object type: CRESTED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Mesolithic (Later) crested blade, 40000-4001 BC. 65mm in length, 17mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 10grams. The piece also possesses a denticulated notch on right lateral edge, light - mid bluish patination.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-061BBE
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Mesolithic (Early) flake, 33mm long, 43mm wide, 14mm thick and 18g in weight. Thick hard hammer struck wide flake with a large plain butt on a creamy white opaque chert. Distal end displays some evidence that it was once part of an old platform of the core from which it came. The dorsal scar patterns show an orthogonal flaing method was in practice.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-060A74
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Neolithic (Early) end scraper, 30mm long, 36mm wide, 8mm thick and 12.2g in weight. Made on a light grey chert that has become more light orangey brown through patination on a flake that is short and wide. The semi-abrupt retouch has rounded the distal end of the flake. The butt is dihedral and quite thick. This flake was hard hammer struck and is more than likely Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-05D151
Object type: SIDE SCRAPER
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Neolithic (early) side-scraper, 44mm long, 28mm wide, 12mm thick and 14.9g in weight. Made on a broken flake that has undergone severe patination processes turning it blue from a translucent light caramel brown colour. Abrupt retouch along one lateral edge only. the butt is not evident and must have fructured and shattered upon the hard hammer blow.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-054916
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) core/carinated scraper, 39mm long, 25mm wide, 17mm thick and 17.5g in weight. Small core that has been extensively worked. One end has been steeply and heavily retouched to produce a scraper. The piece has been burnt in antiquity and now possesses a bluish grey patination that has some iron staining present.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-053019
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Upper) to Bronze Age (early) end scraper, 33mm long, 20mm wide, 9mm thick and 8.1g in weight. Made on an elongated flake that is fully cortical on the dorsal face. Hard hammer struck although the butt shattered upon striking. Semi-abrupt retouch on the distal end of the piece on the dorsal face and the caramel coloured flint has light blue patination all over the ventral face and on the worked area on the dorsal face.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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