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  • UK Microlith Mesolithic Find

    My best find from this weekend's field walking trip. A tiny 15mm long point, probably meant to be part of a fish spear.

    Despite the tiny size of the implement, the workmanship is exquisite. I counted no less than 15 retouch removals along the back edge!
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  • #2
    Would like some more pics
    As for me and house , we will serve the lord

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    • #3
      Laser - welcome aboard our website. Glad to have ya here. That's an interesting artifact and it's gonna be more interesting to see the replies. Thanks for sharing Laser.
      NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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      • #4
        That thing is teeny tiny. I like it, and I'm impressed with your superman-like vision.🤓

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jethro355 View Post
          That thing is teeny tiny. I like it, and I'm impressed with your superman-like vision.🤓
          Yes - the very small 'microliths' are hard to spot, I have been been known to get on my hands and knees if I suspect there is a concentration of finds!

          On the plus side, the patination of these circa 8000 year old flints means they have generally turned light grey or white. On this particular site (on top of a forrested sandstone hill) there are no natuaral flints or other stones. This means almost every stone or rock up there could be an artifact- so far I have mapped 50+ artifacts up there. At the moment though I'm in a battle with the falling leaves of Autumn covering the ground. Soon it will be time to move to open field sites.

          On the other hand some other sites in the river valley below are littered with natural flints- which makes spotting the small flakes and blades a complete nightmare!

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          • Jethro355
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            That's cool.👍
            What part of the U.K. Are you in?

        • #6
          Originally posted by Jethro355 View Post

          Jethro355 commented
          Today, 07:01 AM


          That's cool.👍
          What part of the U.K. Are you in?
          Warwickshire.

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          • Jethro355
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            Right smack dab in the middle of everything, aren't you?

        • #7
          Originally posted by G10+ View Post
          Would like some more pics
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          The microlithic tool pictured beside what I would normally call a 'small' scraper tool (found nearby but probably Neolithic in age and several thousand years 'younger')

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          • #8
            Nice finds. Welcome to the forum.

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            • #9
              Welcome and thanks for sharing. I like the lithic on that larger scraper.
              Gary

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