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    • Medieval periodic type: 1750
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Institution: NLM
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Record ID: NLM-E35ED9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex patches, scraper. A thick chunk with large broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer, and with its opposite side [not here characterised as ventral as cortex remains on both the sides] stripped by multangular hard hammer working similarly removing large parallel flakes. The appearance of finer retouch probably arises from edge-on impacts and localised crushing of edges may arise from use of the tool. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 51mm, Width: 48.9mm, Thickness: 19.8mm, Weight: 59.72gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C8B42D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. A small thumbnail scraper, with a broad convex flake struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb on the ventral surface. Misty white patina has developed over the object, and is removed by very short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect. This may indicate the reuse of a small fragment of debitage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 18.4mm, Width: 18.8mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 2.15gms
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C89196
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex spot, possibly collected from the East Coast; debitage, as kindly identified by the finder. Thick flake with scars from hard hammer trimming of its dorsal surface and with a bulbar ventral surface. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC Length: 34.4mm, Width: 34.5mm, Thickness: 11.5mm, Weight: 14.31gms
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-B5C66B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with limited recortification, scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. An irregular trapezoid flake with large parallel flakes struck by unidirectional invasive angled hard hammer working from the dorsal side, and with an irregularly fractured ventral surface. The reformation of cortex is interrupted by this working, which may suggest the reuse of a previously discarded chunk. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 44.0mm, Width: 34.1mm, Thickness: 14.5mm, Weight: 23.60gms
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7CDDD3
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy socketed axe head. Cast socketed single looped axe head, lightly flared towards its crescentic curved cutting edge. The plain narrower upper and lower sides each bear a clear central mould line; the other broader sides are flat and plain. At c.50mm in from the cutting edge, narrow grooves of width c.4.5mm appear at the arises where flat sides meet, and these continue until 5mm before the edge of the socket. This appears square with rounded corners externally, framing a rounded aperture measuring 27mm in both directions and with a thickened triangular section border. A sing…
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-AC60FC
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Greenish brown flint with cortex spot; scraper. A small thick flake with broad flakes struck from all across its dorsal side and with similar trimming of a bulbar ventral surface; in both cases probably by multangular hard hammer strike. The cortex may have been retained as a butt. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 27mm, Width: 28.5mm, Thickness: 9.9mm, Weight: 8.04gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1B7C6B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex scraper. A large oval flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by multangular hard hammer strike. The ventral surface is smooth and slightly concave. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a part of the curved edge, opposite either a striking platform or a flat butt. Misty patina has developed over all struck surfaces, suggesting the object has endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Where this is interrupted, it is by slight adventitious impacts. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 B…
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-8721A4
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy This object was originally suggested to be a possible Mount, from furniture or a box of Roman date. Peter Reavill kindly offers an alternative identification of the object as a casting well with runners from an episode of metalworking dating from between Later Prehistory (circa 1500 BC) to the end of the Roman period. The object was described as follows: Cast oval plano-convex object with a pair of angled lugs projecting from its upper surface. Other surface irregularities may represent further elements of a decorative scheme, though the abraded and knobbly surface might…
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-659A72
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy, silvery sheen suggests tin content. Spearhead fragment, as identified by finder. Fragment from a spearhead with an ogival section produced by a prominent mid-rib. The angle of the sides suggests an original length in excess of 100mm. Bent along its length, broken at both ends and now heavily abraded. Suggested date: Later Bronze Age, 1200-800 BC. Length: 31.7mm, Width: 16.8mm, Thickness: 7.9mm, Weight: 9.23gms.
Created on: Wednesday 1st June 2011
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM6631
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Narrow blade and body, high flanges although rather worn, single loop.
Created on: Thursday 31st October 2002
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WALESBY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3283BB
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Opaque greenish-buff flint; scraper. A thumbnail scraper with a concave butt formed by a positive hinged fracture. Broad flakes have been struck from the dorsal side and the ventral surface is bulbar. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 24.9mm, Width: 29.5mm, Thickness: 7.5mm, Weight: 7.09gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ravendale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-32AA3B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark chocolate brown flint scraper. A thick flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and with a prominent bulb and adjacent concavity on its ventral surface. This distinctive non-local material is usually associated with objects of an earlier date than is suggested by the form and perfunctory finish of this object. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 39.2mm, Width: 37.7mm, Thickness: 13.0mm, Weight: 19.76gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-8C28E5
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy razor. A flat blade of elongated spade shape with an integral sub-rectangular tang. The object is probably cast, though thinned by sharpening. The cutting edges are slightly curved, as are or were - two being slightly damaged - the angles at the outer edges of blade and tang. The object is flat in section, though if the blade is held between finger and thumb there is a tactile impression of slight thinning towards the edge. The form closely resembles that of NLM-EF1AB4, which is identified as a Middle Bronze Age razor of Piggott Class 1. Suggested date: Middle Bronze Age, …
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM87
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a barb and tang arrowhead of Ballyclare type (Green 1980, Fig. 44), damage, including the loss of the diagnostic barbs makes further classification impossible. Elongated triangular shape, tip now missing. Tang long, barbs missing. Low angle retouch on both faces. Flint type not described on original record.
Created on: Tuesday 26th May 1998
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WEST LINDSEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM86
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint implement, probably a knife. Triangular with low angle, parallel parallel retouch down both long sides of dorsal face. Ventral face plain. Type of flint not described on original record.
Created on: Tuesday 26th May 1998
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WEST LINDSEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM35
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of the hilt of a bronze sword of Ewart Park type.
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 1998
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WEST LINDSEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6021CB
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint with cortex, scraper. A small thick chunk with broad flakes removed from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike and with a flat ventral surface. The thickest end of the chunk has received short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect, producing a broad working face which was subsequently lightly battered. A dense creamy patina overall suggests the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 38.6mm, Width: 35.7mm, Thickness: 21.2mm, Weight: 30.65gms
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-CD7254
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy axe head fragment. A tiny chip from the end of the cutting edge of a cast axe head, possibly parted from its matrix at the site of a casting flaw. The cutting edge was crescentic with abrupt ends, though too little remains to firmly ascribe this scrap to a particular type. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1600-800 BC. Height: 18.2mm, Width: 9.5mm, Thickness: 5mm, Weight: 2.59gms
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-CD5186
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brown flint with cortex spot, scraper. A tiny thumbnail scraper with narrow flakes trimmed from its dorsal side and with a concave ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 15.3mm, Width: 16.4mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 1.49gms
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-769338
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint plano-convex knife. A leaf-shaped flake with broad long parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly concave ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows one long edge; other chips from the ventral side are adventitious damage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 43.5mm, Width: 21.9mm, Thickness: 5.9mm, Weight: 6.82gms
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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