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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 695
 Date Entered 10/03/2013
 Updated on 10/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Lithic Find / Scatter
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location River Tees, South Bank. Downstream from Whorlton Bridge.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 126m
 Geology Drift over Namurian strata
 Record Name Surface collection of lithic finds, white patinated flint with backed point of Early Mesolithic character, as Deepcar.
 Record Description Surface collection of lithic finds, all of white patinated flint with backed point of Early Mesolithic character, Deepcar Type.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Additional Notes This small surface scatter, together with the similar lithic scatters at Wynch bridge and at Towler Hill is further evidence for the presence of occasional Occupation Sites on the north bank of the Tees which date to the 8th Millenium BC. References: Coggins, D., Laurie, T.C. and Young, R.1989.'The Late upper palaeolithic and Mesolithic of the North Pennine Dales in the light of recent fieldwork.' in: C. Bonsall(ed.) 'The Mesolithic in Europe.' (Edinburgh).164-175. Radley, J. and Mellars, P.1964: A mesolithic Structure at Deepcar, Yorkshire, England, and the affinities of its associated Flint Industries.1-24' Penny Spikens, 1996. 'Rivers, Boundaries and Change: A Hypothesis of Changing Settlement patterns in the Mesolithic of Northern England.' In: Tony Pollard and Alex Morrison, Eds. 'The Early Prehistory Of Scotland', Edinburgh University Press.
 Image 1 ID 4143         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description All from north bank of the R. Tees except No 1 which is the stray find, a backed point, from south of the Tees, see SWAAG Record 694
 Image 2 ID 4141         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Backed point of Deepcar Type. Dorsal view.
 Image 3 ID 4142         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Backed point of Deepcar Type. Ventral view.
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