Find Spot record MDR13251 - Flint knife, Crowden Brook, Edale

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A flint knife was picked up after rain near the footpath at Crowden Clough, at approximately SK 09608703. The flint was honey-coloured, opaque and mottled, with tertiary reduction (no unflaked portion on the dorsal surface). It was unbroken, and measured c. 40mm by 20mm. One of the short ends came to a point, suggesting possible use as an awl; the opposite end had a bulb of percussion with some retouching which had made the edge quite thick. However, with the other end being pointed, it seems unlikely it was used as a scraper. The two long sides are retouched and were probably used as knife edges. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Hall, A. n.d.. Information provided directly to the HER. with photos.



Grid reference SK 0960 8703 (point)

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Record last edited

May 21 2012 3:24PM

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