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Record ID: SOM-1EE0AD
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Somerset
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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: 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-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
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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: 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-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-72C2BB
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint scraper. A small chunk with broad flakes struck from each of its three sides from a flat striking platform, suggesting it to have been a core. Short abrupt retouch following a curved edge marks its conversion to or completion as a scraper. Dense misty patina covers all struck surfaces, suggesting the object has subsequently endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Late Neolithic, 2700-2350 BC Length: 37.2mm, Width: 32.1mm, Thickness: 16.1mm, Weight: 16.20gms
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-5D63A8
Object type: LEAF ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex possible leaf-shaped arrowhead. A thin oval flake with narrow parallel flakes removed from its dorsal surface, trimming cortex which in part remains. There is a bulb at one end of the basal surface. Patches of misty patina may suggest the object has endured exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. The finder kindly suggests this to be debitage, perhaps in this case as an unfinished arrowhead. Suggested date: Early Neolithic, 4000-3500 BC Length: 26.8mm, Width: 21.4mm, Thickness: 5mm, Weight: 3.24gms
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-5D56C0
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex, appearing brown under transmitted light; scraper. A small thick flake with broad flake struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb at one end of its undulating ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved end. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC. Length: 27.3mm, Width: 17mm, Thickness: 5.7mm, Weight: 2.90gms
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F77F4B
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint possible backed blade. An oval flake with broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side, a near-flat ventral surface, and a narrow long flake struck from along one edge of the ventral surface which may have permitted pressure to be exerted on the putative cutting edge opposite. The scalloped or serrated appearance of the cutting edge is perhaps a result of fortuitous edge-on impacts, albeit occuring in antiquity. A dense creamy patina overall suggests the object has subsequently endured a prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC
Created on: Friday 4th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F6EEB1
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Toffee coloured flint scraper. A thick flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer, and with a bulb at one end of an undulating ventral surface. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect appears at the pointed end and along one of the adjacent long edges. Possibly a side scraper. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC Length: 47.8mm, Width: 24.4mm, Thickness: 10.3mm, Weight: 12.58gms
Created on: Friday 4th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F4E076
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large, hard hammer struck tertiary scraper, of mottled grey flint with slight brown and white patination, sub-circular in plan with steep retouch to the dorsal face starting at either side of the platform and becoming much steeper at the distal end. Early Neolithic.
Created on: Friday 4th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-E33E17
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint backed blade fragment. An oval flake with three broad and one narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side, and with a bulb at one end of its undulating ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows part of a curved edge. Part of the thicker part or butt is lost to an ancient break. A dense creamy patina suggests the object subsequently endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC Length: 39.1mm, Width: 30.1mm, Thickness: 8.7mm, Weight: 9.94gms
Created on: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E333DB
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone polished axe head. A grey-green fine-grained volcanic tuf, here taken to be from Langdale, Cumbria, formed into a polished Group 6 axe head of oval form and section. The finder kindly notes this rounded section contrasts with the facetted edges seen on other examples from the vicinity. Some small chips or surface irregularities may have been inflicted and rubbed down before or during the working life of the axehead. The narrow butt is lightly battered. The primary use as an axe, however, ended with the controlled removal of the cutting edge from the broader end either by batterin…
Created on: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E32655
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint scraper. A thick flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulbar ventral surface. Angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved edge. The objects bears a dense patina suggesting its exposure to a calcareous environment after deposition, and an orange stain may suggest it was subsequently incorporated in gravels. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC Length: 29.0mm, Width: 34.5mm, Thickness: 12.4mm, Weight: 15.59gms
Created on: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E31C37
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper. An oval flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side, and with a bulb at one end of its undulating ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved edge. A dense white patina suggests the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC. Length: 29.5mm, Width: 25.5mm, Thickness: 7.2mm, Weight: 6.21gms
Created on: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E30284
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint core. A small chunk with broad flakes removed all around by unidirectional working from a flat striking platform. A dense white patina suggests the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC. Height: 26.8mm, Width: 20.8mm, Thickness: 18.4mm, Weight: 13.84gms
Created on: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-BABC71
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped flint laurel leaf knife dating to the Neolithic period, c. 4000 - 2200 BC. The knife is leaf shaped and oval in cross-section. It is bifacially worked with covering, scaled and low angle retouch. One edge has prominent scaled retouch. The other edge is highly worn. The flint has a grained greyish colour with patinated white surface. There are also sporadic dark brown specs on both sides. The knife is 93.1mm in length, 34.5mm in width, 8.1mm in thickness, and weighs 30.52g.
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Record ID: SF-A41B68
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint adze of probable Mesolithic to early Neolithic date, c. 8000-4000 BC. The adze is of small size, being broadly triangular in plan with a very prominent dorsal arrise running down one face. By contrast the opposing face is much flatter, though displays a large patch of cortex close to the original cutting edge-the butt of the tool also being cortical. Lateral long removals of retouch down the edges of the piece probably reflect a combination of hard and soft hammer work, an attempt at a tranchet removal (unsuccessful) seemingly visible on one face. Manufactured on a prim…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weston', grid reference and parish protected.


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