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Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 172
 Date Entered 31/03/2011
 Updated on 31/03/2011
 Recorded by Ric Carter
 Category Lithic Find / Scatter
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 29/03/2011
 Location Carperby ( Thackthwaite Beck)
 Civil Parish Carperby Cum Thoresby
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 333m
 Geology At the base of an eroded peat bank over limestone, close to Thackthwaite Beck
 Record Name Flint
 Record Description Small example of a patinated flint bladelet (broken) of triangular cross-section with serrated edge(s)classified as a micro saw and attributed to mesolithic period.
 Dimensions 21mm x 10mm x 4mm tapering to 2mm
 Additional Notes Serrated edge blades and flakes occur throuought the Mesolithic and are capable of cutting a variety of materials. Frome (Frome, 1976) has noted their usual size range at 90mm to 30mm. This small example would still have been a useful tool, for cutting sinew perhaps. Similar examples have been recorded at Malham Tarn (Williams et al,1987) and T.C. Laurie has noted the occasional ocurrence of serrations on flint flakes in collections from Barningham High Moor sites (Coggins et al, 1990)
 Image 1 ID 547         Click image to enlarge
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