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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 958
 Date Entered 23/10/2016
 Updated on 23/10/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Lithic Find / Scatter
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 23/10/2016
 Location Cringley Hill
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 400m
 Geology Underset Limestone
 Record Name Lithic finds of Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age Character from a site on Cringley Hill
 Record Description All finds collected during the 1980's. All these lithics were found within a concentration on a rutted track within a radius of 5m. The majority of the finds are scrapers on chert flakes but with some flint artefacts present also. The single diagnostic find being the small impact fractured flint barbed and tanged arrow head (Sutton Type). The use of this type of arrow head is dated to the period 2500-1500BC, Reference: Stephen Green, 'Flint Arrowheads: Typology and Interpretation'. Lithics No 5 1984,pp19-39.This arrow head was found together with the scrapers. All these finds were closely concentrated on the surface of a 5m length of rutted track, now fully re-vegetated. See Laurie 2003. ‘Researching the Prehistory of Wensleydale and Swaledale’, in: Manby et al., eds ‘The Archaeology of Yorkshire’, Plate 40. Y.A.Soc Occ paper No 3. See Location Map below: Reference RTH004
 Dimensions See Drawing.
 Additional Notes All the scrapers which form the majority of artefacts from this location have a broad similarity in form and may be the work of one knapper. The presence of one very small scraper not much larger than a pea may point to the use for cutting sinew thread. These finds have been deposited in the Swaledale Museum.
 Image 1 ID 7006         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Cringley Hill, selected lithic finds from Site RTH04
 Image 2 ID 7007         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Selected lithic finds all drawn to the same Scale.
 Image 3 ID 7008         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Reeth Low Moor, West. Location of Sites.
 Image 4 ID 7009         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The finds were found some thirty years ago on this track
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