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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 694
 Date Entered 10/03/2013
 Updated on 02/02/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Lithic Find / Scatter
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Barforth, 400m South-West of the West Tees Railway Viaduct
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NZ 155 171
 Altitude 60m
 Geology Glacial drift over Namurian strata.
 Record Name Barforth, SW of the West Tees Railway viaduct. Stray find. Backed point of Early Mesolithic character- Deepcar Type.
 Record Description Stray find. White patinated flint. Backed point of Early Mesolithic character- Deepcar Type. See photographs. Reference: Radley, J. and Mellars, P. 1964. 'A Mesolithic Structure at Deepcar, Yorkshire, England, and the affinities of its associated Flint Industries.' Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. New Series, Vol XXX, 1964,1-24.
 Dimensions 34mm* 10m*3mmSee photographs.
 Additional Notes This stray find,a backed point of diagnostic Early Mesolithic Form and the only lithic find at this location, is comparable to other lithic finds of similar Early Mesolithic Character from sites elsewhere in the Pennines, including the collections from sites North of the Tees, see records from Wynch Bridge, Towler Hill and below Whorlton.
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