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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: SUSS-8B08BA
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nearly complete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead of Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (c. 2500-1500 BC). The arrowhead is a light greyish brown in colour. It is sub-triangular in plane, with both barbs and tangs, although there may be a small amount of damage to the end of the barbs. The arrowhead has been intensely pressure-flaked in order to thin and shape the piece. A small piece of the tip is missing. The tang is squared-off and fairly short and squat, One barb is the same level as the tang the other is slightly shorter. The possible loss of the end of the barbs m…
Created on: Friday 13th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
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Record ID: CORN-3B902A
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy side-looped socketed axe with a socket mouth that is sub-square in plan, a thick everted collar and an expanded blade, dating from the Late Bronze Age. The everted collar is 11.6 mm deep and below the collar is a transverse moulding that is 5 mm deep, from which four parallel vertical ribs extend down the blade at right angles, on each face. Two more longitudinal ribs form a border on either side where the axe is chamfered at a sharp angle, and follow the curve of the edge. The ribs are 1 mm thick, 70 mm long and 6 mm apart. Between each rib on one face of the axe are…
Created on: Wednesday 28th December 2016
Last updated: Saturday 14th January 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-C7CF65
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy long flanged axehead (developed flat axe) dating from the final phase of the Early to the earliest Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The axehead is most probably of the axe type Arreton which is dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 CAL BC. The object has straight sides, a rounded butt and a flared cutting edge with concave shoulders. The cutting edge is splayed and crescentic in plan and measures 1.5mm thick. The axe has a median bevel / proto stop ridge 40mm from the …
Created on: Saturday 10th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Alderley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C7332C
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy fragment of cast Bronze Age axe. Only the crescentic shaped blade remains with the remainder of the axe having broken away in ancient times. The blade measures 55mm in width and is 22mm in length. At the cutting edge the blade is 1.5mm thick, the object thickens towards the break which measures 13mm thick. To the rear of the complete blade edge is a slight depression. Within the break the object is concave with a dept of c.4mm. The surface within the concave break is a powdery brownish grey with a rough undulating surface. The outer face of the object has a smooth dark …
Created on: Saturday 10th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Everingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-ACE008
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the tip of a cast copper alloy socketed spearhead of the stepped type, dating from Late Bronze Age, (1150 - 800 BC). The edges of the spear are worn and pitted, and there is some corrosion to the surfaces. The two faces of the spear head have differing patina; one side has a brown patina, while the other has a blue-green colouring. This is most likely due to conditions within the soil and probably because the spearhead has only recently been dislodged from its original context.
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2017
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Record ID: NLM-A7D213
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spearhead fragment. Cast triangular tip from a spearhead with sharp converging cutting edges, one slightly concave, and with a prominent D-section mid rib which gives out only at the very end. The form would be consistent with a basal side looped form, though the lower part of blade and socket are lost. Suggested date: Middle Bronze Age, 1600-1000 BC. Length: 65.3mm, Width: 24mm, Thickness: 7.6mm, Weight: 17.88gms
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-6C8811
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Bronze Age flint barbed-and-tanged arrowhead (c. 2500 BC-c. 1500 BC). This arrowhead is triangular in plan and has been made from a tertiary flake retaining no traces of the original cortex. It is pointed-oval in side view and cross-section. Two notches chipped into the base of the flint separates the barbs and the elongated tang with an oblique end. The tang appears to have been deliberately made as such. The surfaces are bi-facially worked with covering, scaled, low angle retouch. The arrowhead is grey with a reddish tinge and some creamy mottling. Length: 25.9mm;…
Created on: Thursday 24th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-480E7C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy tracer awl, probably dating fom the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods (c. 1500 BC-410 AD). One end is broadly sub-rectangular in section and tapers steadily to form a flat chisel-like edge, while the other is broadly circular in section, though tapers to form a sharp point. Preserved in good condition with an even green patina, the awl measures 50.28mm long and 3.32mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 3.36 grammes. Many awls of this form are known to date from the Middle Bronze Age, though the form itself remained unchanged for centuries and identical examp…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F2CCB4
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mottled grey and buff flint of poor quality; possible knife; the finder kindly suggests this may be a razor. A long flake from which long parallel flakes have been removed from the dorsal side and with a flat ventral surface. The result has been to form a putative curved cutting edge at the end of a long tang with a flat back along the opposite edge which might permit pressure to be brought to bear. The unusual form arises from an unpromising material prone to splitting along its numerous internal planes, and it would have been difficult to replicate the form of this object. Suggested …
Created on: Friday 18th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C78348
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy (bronze) short flanged axe of Middle Bronze Age dating, probably of the Acton Park I metalwork assemblage and dating from c.1700 to c. 1500BC. The axe has a shield shaped pattern below a very slight stop ridge, and raised flange facets. The blade of the object expands outwards to a crescentic cutting edge. The cutting edge measures 1mm thick. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. The blade (measured from the cutting edge to the start of the flanges) is 37mm in length. At the top of the blade below the …
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-B1F4BB
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near-complete cast copper alloy palstave of Middle Bronze Age date. The palstave is in good condition with minimal pitting and only slight wear to the blade edge. There appears to be an old break to the butt end but otherwise the palstave is in very good condition. There is a pronounced casting seam down the centre of the flanges and there is a hollow below the stop ridge on both sides of the object. There are two small 'V' shaped marks just below the stop ridge but restricted to one side of the object - this appears to have occured during casting. The blade measures 49.9mm wide, is…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-31A16D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age (c.1600-c.1000 BC) spearhead missing part of its socket. The spearhead has a leaf-shaped blade and is bent (possibly deliberately) so that it curves slightly towards the tip. The blade appears to have had slightly curved cutting edges. A prominent raised circular sectioned midrib runs longitudinally down the centre of each face, all the way to the tip and is lozengiform in cross-section. The socket is sub-rectangular and measures 15mm in diameter at the break. The spearhead was probably originally side-looped. The length is 115mm, the width …
Created on: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-9D99FC
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze age flint barb and tang arrowhead, 24mm long, 20-mm wide and weighing 1.53grams. The arrowhead has an orange patination and is recorticating in places. It is traingular in form and sub rectangular in cross section with a maximum thickness of 4mm. The arrowhead has two triangular barbs and a central rectangular tang. It has been roughly bi-facially worked and has invasive, low angle scaled re-touch across its surface with stepped, shallow re-touch around its edges.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-8A5846
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy casting jet with two conical sprues or flashes that is ovate in plan, with two conical projections that are triangular in profile. The casting jet was formed during the casting of a socketed axe in a two-part mould, where the molten bronze was poured into the entrance of the mould around the gate piece which had two conical apertures that the bronze then solidified in once it had filled the mould for the axe. Socketed axes of this type date from the Late Bronze Age (c.1000-800 BC). Pearce (1983) illustrates a similar casting jet with conical sprues from Lelant in Cor…
Created on: Tuesday 1st November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 1st November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-07A804
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed gouge (1150 BC-800 BC). Most of the socket is missing due to a break. The cutting edge is C-shaped in cross-section exapanding in to the socketed oval cross section at the break. The gouge hollow is C-shaped in section and both narrows and reduces in depth as it extends further away from the cutting edge. According to Pearce (1983:43), socketed gouges 'appear to have begun in the Wilburton phase, and continued as part of the tool repertoire until the end of the Bronze Age', although most socketed gouges can be dated to the Ewar…
Created on: Wednesday 26th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 26th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-F7C4D0
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2150-1500 BC). The arrowhead is roughly triangular in form and has extensive soft-hammer flake removals on all surfaces. A small patch of cortex remains on one of the surfaces (covering c. 20%) however the rest of the arrowhead has tertiary removals. The very tip of the arrowhead, and a small section of one of the barbs, is now broken and missing.
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 26th October 2016
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Record ID: KENT-894EAA
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A high tin copper-alloy awl of probable Bronze age date (2500 -700 BC). The awl is sub-square in section at one portion and circular in section at the other. In plan it is an elongated sub-rectangle in plan. The circular section gradually tapers to a blunt point, while the other is flatened to a chisel shape. It has a smooth polished black surface. length:19.75mm, weight: 3.3g. point - dia.: 0.78mm midway along shaft - width: 2.08mm, thickness: 1.91mm - rectangular in section. flattened end - width: 2.24mm, thickness: 0.9mm
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th October 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-60E45B
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy socketed axe head dating to the Late Bronze Age (c. 1000-800 BC) probably of the Ewart Park phase. The fragment is now roughly L-shaped in section. Only the complete blade end and part of the socket survive, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The socket end is oval in form with the base of a narrow oval socket just visible. Beneath the socket the object flattens and flares to a rounded blade. No other decorative or diagnostic features can be discerned due to the fragmentary nature of the object. The length is 54mm, the width is 36mm, width o…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Record ID: LON-5C0E89
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating 2150-1500 BC. The arrowhead is roughly triangular in form with curving sides. There are extensive soft-hammer flake removals that cover one surface completely and on the other side there is a large flake removal scar that covers a large portion of the lower surface. The flint is orange/brown and there is no patina. Dimensions: length: 25.87mm; width: 22.51mm; thickness: 3.58mm; weight: 2.07g.
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
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Record ID: NLM-231B87
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey flint dagger. Leaf shaped flake with covering angled scalar retouch on both sides. The butt end is straight, and bears retouch executed from the ventral side towards the completion of the object. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 66.6mm, Width: 29.2mm, Thickness (at site of bulb): 8.0mm, Weight: 19.16gms
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2016
Last updated: Monday 3rd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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