More fieldwalking finds

View previous topic View next topic Go down

More fieldwalking finds

Post by laser_jock99 on Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 am

Have been exploring a riverside site near Warwick where I found a single Mesolithic blade last Autumn. Then in the corner of one field in particular I hit a small scatter of artfifacts. Returning a few weeks later when the field was newly ploughed turned up many more artifacts (100+) mainly waste flakes and burned flints, clearly once a site of occupation over many years  stretching from the Mesolithic and well into the Neolithic.

Burned, broken blade.
Img_0778_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr

Nice larger blade- Neolithic.
Img_0512_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr

Blade retouched along one edge.
Img_0749_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr



Another burned blade/flint flake.
Img_0750_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr




Flint chip with developing patina suggesting earlier Neolithic
Img_0753_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr


Even older Mesolithic 'microlith'.
Img_0770_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr


Nicely worked, round Neolithic thumb scraper.
Img_0740_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr

Large, piercing tool, again showing the age patina of possible Mesolithic era.
Img_0269_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr



Large core/nodule with several flakes struck off- Neolithic.
Img_0501_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr

Another typical burned flint from the site- unknown date.
Img_0508_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr





Small blade/flake, typical of many I found- Neolithic.
Img_0549_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr


Another core with many flakes removed- Neolithic.
Img_0497_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr


Small hand axe/chopper type tool- Neolithic.
Img_0494_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr



Finally a large, wafer thin, blade flake of Neolithic period.
Img_0771_1024 by laserjock99, on Flickr




Remarkably all the finds are from a small area maybe 200m x 100m in size.


Last edited by laser_jock99 on Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:50 am; edited 1 time in total

laser_jock99
Debitage Artist
Debitage Artist

Posts : 15
Join date : 2017-03-01

Back to top Go down

Re: More fieldwalking finds

Post by laser_jock99 on Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:59 am

Well- PHOTOBUCKET appear to be holding millions of photographers to ransome as of 30-06-17. The previously free photo hosting website lauched this surprise, suicidal move yesterday. It appears they want $40 a month (yes a month!!!) to host my photos. Might have gone with $40 a year- their loss.

So appologies in advance all my old photo contributions on this and many other forums will now be showing as this:
photofuckit by laserjock99, on Flickr

Bit of shame as on some forums I had published some really detailed technical 'how-to' threads which are now meaningless. Ho-hum.

I'll try and restore the above images ASAP.

EDIT- images now restored.

laser_jock99
Debitage Artist
Debitage Artist

Posts : 15
Join date : 2017-03-01

Back to top Go down

Re: More fieldwalking finds

Post by grendel on Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:51 pm

Thanks, some really nice tools there. I especially like the small chopper/axe, well worked central flake. The flint seems high too. Is it local flint or imported?

- - - - - -
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. cats look down on us but pigs treat us as equals.

Stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out
avatar
grendel
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 1179
Join date : 2010-12-08
Location : Saaf London

http://www.prehistorics.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: More fieldwalking finds

Post by laser_jock99 on Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:44 pm

grendel wrote:Thanks, some really nice tools there. I especially like the small chopper/axe, well worked central flake. The flint seems high too. Is it local flint or imported?
There is a lack of good flint in this vicinity. The local supply is mainly flint river cobbles and nodules from the Avon river terraces brown/amber in colour or sometimes dark grey. Some of the dark/black flint may have been brought in from further afield as I hardly ever find this in raw form locally.

laser_jock99
Debitage Artist
Debitage Artist

Posts : 15
Join date : 2017-03-01

Back to top Go down

Re: More fieldwalking finds

Post by grendel on Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:06 am

That's what I was thinking, that black stuff looked out of place. Of course where you find it these days and where you found it back then may not correspond. Now I can't help noticing the black flint is better worked and sometimes in different style to the other stuff. It makes me wonder if they imported the raw materials or the fully finished pieces? Alternatively, high quality raw material could have gone to the best local knappers.

- - - - - -
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. cats look down on us but pigs treat us as equals.

Stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out
avatar
grendel
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 1179
Join date : 2010-12-08
Location : Saaf London

http://www.prehistorics.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: More fieldwalking finds

Post by the barnacle on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:19 pm

some crackers there - like the small core - similar to one i found, the flint looks like Norfolk import, i know a field not far away where many tanged arrows have been found - this autumn i will be having a good look.
avatar
the barnacle
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 688
Join date : 2011-04-09
Location : staffordshire

Back to top Go down

Re: More fieldwalking finds

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum