Field Walking Finds (04/03/17)

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Field Walking Finds (04/03/17)

Post by laser_jock99 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:44 pm

Exploring a new area yesterday near Wolston, Warwickshire. No previous recorded finds in these fields, but I think I discovered two distinct flint scatters.

The first , close to the bank of the River Avon might be Mesolithic in date? This 80mm long blade being the most diagnostic object.




A larger scatter of tools and flakes was found all within 5m of each other higher up the escarpment- possibly Neolithic?

Small blade/flake.



Very small flake


Larger blade/flake #1


Larger blade/flake #2


Finally what might be a broken or unfinshed arrowhead?



Any thoughts on the 80mm long blade or possible arrow head?

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Re: Field Walking Finds (04/03/17)

Post by the barnacle on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:31 am

some crackers there - thank you for showing us.
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Re: Field Walking Finds (04/03/17)

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:23 pm

They all look Neolithic or later, they are all hard hammer struck which is typical of this period, The arrowhead is just a flake and the blade has lost its platform by either a recent transverse bending fracture or it broke at the moment of being struck, this happens a lot if you try to make them! If it was a blade from the Mesolithic or Late Upper Palaeolithic in date it wound be soft hammer struck and would be much thinner in profile.
Really good finds though, you've got your eye in there!
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Re: Field Walking Finds (04/03/17)

Post by the barnacle on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:52 am

I know an area near there which has large amounts of arrows on - i was only chatting last week to someone that knows the fields, we hope to be going soon.
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