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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 159
 Date Entered 18/03/2011
 Updated on 18/03/2011
 Recorded by Ric Carter
 Category Lithic Find / Scatter
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 17/03/2011
 Location Riddings Rigg, Reeth
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 368m
 Geology Isolated patch of calcareous turf over limestone within acidic moorland heath.
 Record Name Utilised Flint
 Record Description A brown, translucent, decortical flint flake, probably of beach-pebbble origin, with a thin, dirty cortex.Evidence of retouching and with visible bulb of percussion and natural hinge fracture.Mesolithic period. Possibly utilised as a scraper or transverse arrowhead. One edge broken.
 Dimensions 27mm x 25mm
 Image 1 ID 438         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Cortical face
 Image 2 ID 439         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description showing bulb of percussion (top) and hinge fracture (bottom)
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