Find Spot record MDR2480 - Flint implements and find scatter artefacts, Derwent Reservoir, Derwent

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Several Mesolithic and Neolithic artefacts were found in the area south of the confluence of the Abbey Brook and the Derwent Reservoir. They comprised a hollow based arrowhead of black chert, a well baked pottery sherd, a sub-rectangular Sauveterrian flint point 9mm long and 3mm wide, worked all round, and a possible Horsham Point. (1) The above material was found by A L Henderson between 1970 and 1974. Amounts of flint debris and manufacturing waste have also been collected, some of which might be of late date. (2) Flint scrapers, trim flake cores, rod microlith, pointed arrowhead, knife, three chisel ends, 135 waste flint pieces, chert burin, scraper, two cores, two pieces of Custercian ware including a decorated piece with stags head, Slipware, one piece of coarse medieval pot, six clay pipe bowl 17th-19th century, pewter button. Found field walking. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: East Midlands Committee of Field Archaeologists. 1978. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, 1978. No. 12. p 1.
  • <2> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 0755. 0755.
  • <3> Index: South Yorkshire County Council. Derwent sites and finds, County Ancient Monuments and Sites Record.



Grid reference SK 170 920 (point) (Centred on)

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Record last edited

Apr 16 2015 3:39PM

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