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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: BERK-5BCE29
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy leaf-shaped side-looped spearhead from the Taunton Phase of the Middle Bronze Age c. 1400-1250 BC. The blade is flat with channelled grooves on the face where the stem rib meets the blade. The mid-rib is rounded and joins a broad circular sectioned socket, which has an outer inset bevel at the socket mouth. The loops are small and squat and are lozenge shape. Interesting it appears that the loops have been miscast as they are solid rather than hollow. A smaller spearhead but with an almost identical miscasting was found in AD 1871 in Fyfield, only a couple of kilometers …
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: NLM-F4AB30
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brown flint scraper. Oval flake with a broad flake struck from its dorsal side and a bulb on the ventral. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge, retaining the striking platform as a butt. The object is chipped and entirely crazed by intense heat; the finder notes this could have arisen from recent stubble burning as easily as through events in antiquity. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 25.9mm, Width: 23.0mm, Thickness: 5.6mm, Weight: 3.90gms
Created on: Thursday 13th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-CEF861
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex spot, scraper. Thick flake with broad flakes removed from its dorsal side leaving a slightly convex surface, and with a more markedly bulbar ventral surface. Hard hammer strike executed from the ventral aspect has reduced the width of the flake. Long to invasive scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the end and the adjacent sides. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 43.3mm, Width: 26.2mm, Thickness: 9.2mm, Weight: 11.28gms
Created on: Tuesday 11th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-CEED37
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper. A tiny thumbnail scraper. The dorsal side has had a flake removed while the ventral surface is flat; very short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved edge. A further small flake was trimmed from the ventral surface. Misty patina, more prominent on the ventral surface, suggests the object was exposed to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 20.3mm, Width: 19.8mm, Thickness: 5.5mm, Weight: 2.11gms
Created on: Tuesday 11th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-CED56D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint scraper. Discoid scraper with a broad flake struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike and with a lightly bulbar ventral surface; the striking platform serves as a butt. Long angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge. A dense creamy patina spotted with iron suggests the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment with gravel after its deposition. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 35.6mm, Width: 35.9mm, Thickness: 12mm, Weight: 18.87gms
Created on: Tuesday 11th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-637BDF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey flint scraper. A thick flake with a large flake struck from its dorsal side and with an undulating ventral surface. Abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curving edge, with localised evidence for battering after this operation. The object has acquired a patchy patina from exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition and iron staining from soil or gravel with a ferruginous content. The latter feature is sometimes associated with Palaeolithic material. Suggested date: Bronze Age, 2350-800 BC. Length: 45.7mm, Width: 38.1mm, Thickness: 11.3mm, W…
Created on: Thursday 6th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 6th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-35A5EB
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very small copper alloy double side-looped socketed spearhead of the Middle Bronze Age, c 1500-1150 BC. There is damage to the socket and spear edges. The blade is 16.0mm wide, the other measurements are shown below. Side-looped spearheads are Class IV and date from the early Middle Bronze Age. They are likely to belong to the Acton Park 2, Taunton (Cemmaes) or Penard metalwork assemblages, corresponding to Needham's (1997) Period 5, about 1500-1150 BC. Although the size of this object suggests a votive use, this is not the case. Other examples of small spearheads are known includin…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: CORN-2A974E
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sandstone whetstone with bevelled end. Trapezoid in plan, sub-rectangular in profile and ovate in section. Made from a local beach pebble, all the edges are rounded and the surfaces of the implement are generally smooth. There are two patches of percussion marks, one on each of the broader surfaces, close to the wider, proximal end of the object. The narrow distal end of the tool has been rubbed smooth from both sides to produce a bevelled edge. The sharp edge of the bevel has been worn through use. There is a small area of pecking at the proximal end of the shorter side edge of the …
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-16229D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy palstave dating from the Middle Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1500-1300BC. The axe is broken at the butt but is otherwise complete with casting flashes that have been filed but are still slightly raised on the sides. It is part of the Taunton metalwork assemblage. The axe has two triangular flanges (diamond-shaped from the side) and with its small, worn semi-circular stop-ridge it could be related to the shield-pattern palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance. The axe is a heavy implement and complete with the two flanges and a cresce…
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2F8186
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete cast copper alloy awl or tracer. The cente of the awl is sub-square in cross-section, and measures approximately 5 x 5mm. To one side of the centre, the awl has a circular cross-section and tapers to a complete point. To the other side there is a square cross-section which tapers slightly to a break. Plain copper-alloy awls are hard to date precisely, but ones of this form are known to have been introduced in the Bronze Age (2150-800 BC) with most being Late Bronze Age in date (1150-800 BC). SOM-990775, SOM-D995B1 and SOM-7C6ED1 on this database are similar.
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'AG001B', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-2D130B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead, consisting only of the tip. The blade is lozeiform in cross section. Width at midpoint 4.05mm and thickness at midpoint 4.87mm. Although the form of the spearhead is hard to dertermine from the fragment, it is of Middle to Late Bronze Age date (c. 1500-800 BC).
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-4356D3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Black and grey flint with cortex, scraper. Thick flake with broad flakes trimmed from its dorsal side in two episodes, sufficiently removed in time from each other for recortification to have occurred before the secondary working, and with an angular broken or hackled ventral surface. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect appears to have followed a long edge, though conchoidal scars along this edge appear to have been caused by impacts along to that edge rather than working. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 40.7mm, Width: 30.8mm, Thickne…
Created on: Monday 27th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laceby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-DE6469
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of probable early Bronze Age date, circa 2350 - 1600 BC. The flint has no cortex remaining and is therefore a tertiary flint. The flake is sub-ovate in plan and plano-convex in section. The ventral side is smooth with a low bulb of percussion with ripples emanating from it. The dorsal side has three parallel flakes removed and has long, scaled, semi-abrupt retouch to the left mesal. The flake is pale grey in colour with paler spots. Length 45.4mm, width 27.6mm, thickness 7.5mm. Weight 10.0gm.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B43F13
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age 'thumbnail' scraper, squarish in shape, 17 mm x 22 mm and 4 mm thick. Weight 2.13g. Abrupt retouch around the majority of the edges. Distinct ripples on underside suggesting use of a hard hammer.
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'AG001B', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B3C1B9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age flint scraper, oval in shape, 35 mm x 25 mm and 12 mm thick. Weight 11.02g. Abrupt retouch around the majority of the edges. Cortex remaing on the top of the scraper. Clear bulb of percussion on the underside.
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'GF001B', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B155C3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy flat axe dating to the Early-Mid Bronze Age (2350 - 1500 BC). The axe is narrow with straight but tapering sides and there are no signs of a stop ridge. The sides of the axe are very slightly thickened, but it does not have flanges. The metal is dark green in colour with a heavily pitted and corroded patina. The axe probably fits into the earliest phases of metal working in Britain, metalworking stage I-II, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 1-2 circa 2500- 2050 CAL. BC, or slightly later. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database:…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th February 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-6FB171
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint barbed and tanged arrowhead. Elongated sub-triangular flake with covering angled scalar retouch across both its sides. The form is ogival with a tang with angled end and one short barb; its counterpart is lost, as is the tip. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 27.6mm, Width: 16.5mm, Thickness: 4.5mm, Weight: 1.95gms
Created on: Friday 17th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-476363
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex strip, scraper. Thick oval flake with broad flakes removed from its dorsal surface, which is ridged with a longitudinal positive hinged fracture, and with a bulbar ventral surface and a broad striking platform. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved end. One side is battered. A misty patina suggests the object was exposed for a relatively short period to a calcareous environment after its deposition. This is disrupted by minor episodes of fortuitous later damage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 37.…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-475805
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex spot, possible debitage. Thick flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by multi-directional angled hard hammer working. The ventral surface is rippled and slightly concave. This might represent an abortive attempt to make a tool such as a fabricator or a plano-convex knife. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 50.7mm, Width: 23.6mm, Thickness: 10.6mm, Weight: 12.33gms.
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-471D06
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint with cortex, possibly collected from the East Coast, scraper fragment. Thick flake with invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect following one end and side and with a slightly concave ventral surface. Part of the scraper is lost, with either battering or crystaline heat damage along the broken edge. The working edge of the scraper is also battered. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 32.2mm, Width: 28.3mm, Thickness: 9.6mm, Weight: 10.68gms
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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