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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 696
 Date Entered 10/03/2013
 Updated on 10/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Lithic Find / Scatter
 Record Type Archaeology
 SWAAG Site Harkerside Moor
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Harkerside Moor. Browna Gill.
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 00899 98037
 Geology Drift over the Middle Limestone.
 Record Name Two high status flint finds from close to Browna Gill
 Record Description Two finds found close together in molehills. Both are of unpatinated black or dark brown translucent flint, the first is a broken leaf shaped arrowpoint, the second is a fine thumb scraper on a heavy flake. The arrowpoint shows a significant impact fracture The probability is that these finds were at ahunting kill site, however there have been no waste flakes or other finds at this location and the possibility arises that these two finds originate from a burial close by. In support of this there are field banks and small cairns, a substantial hillslope enclosure and and an unenclosed settlement of five round houses representing early settlement activity immediately eastward of Browna Gill, within the area covered by juniper scrub.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Additional Notes Whereas a fair number of barb and tangued arrow points are known from Swaledale, very few leaf shaped arrowpoints have been recorded from the Swale Catchment and those which have been recorded have been found on Late Mesolithic sites. Leaf shaped arrowpoints are known to have been in use from 3500BC to 1500BC, whereas the use of barb and tangued arrowpoints has been dated to from around 2500BC to 1500BC. Reference Stephen Green,1984: 'Flint Arrowheads: Typology and Interpretation'. Lithics No 5, 19-39.
 Image 1 ID 4144         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Upper flint: Leaf shaped arrowhead, broken in half. Probably an impact fracture. Dark brown translucent flint. Dorsal view. Lower flint: fine thumb scraper on heavy flake of similar dark translucent flint.Dorsal view.
 Image 2 ID 4145         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Upper flint: Leaf shaped arrowhead, broken in half. Probably an impact fracture. Dark brown translucent flint. Ventral view. Lower flint fine thumb scraper on heavy flake of similar dark translucent flint. Ventral view.
 
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