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Ventrata
Thanks for all the comments. I've emailed the local PAS Finds Liaison Officer with a pic to see if she wants to take a look at it.

Any ideas about my first item? I said maybe turtle carapace but have no idea really.

Cheers,

Mick
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Ventrata
Hi all,
Had a few hours at the Naze yesterday and found a few things. Would be grateful for any confirmations/id's for them.

1. Is this turtle carapace? I've never actually seen any before so was just a guess.

carapace1_s.jpg 

carapace2_s.jpg 

carapace3_s.jpg 


2. This piece of flint looks worked to me.

workedflint_s.jpg 


3. Fish vert? Is it even old?

vert_s.jpg 


4. Strange flint nodule.

flintthing1_s.jpg 

flintthing2_s.jpg 

flintthing3_s.jpg 

5. Another strange flint thing.

2ndflintthing_s.jpg 


6. Neptunia contraria. I know it's in bad shape but it's my first "left" handed whelk.

leftwhelk_s.jpg 


7. Small unusual things. Is the middle item just a small crab claw?

smallstuff_s.jpg 
micro_s.jpg 


8. Intact oyster. Is this old?

oyster2_s.jpg 
oyster3_s.jpg 


9. Flint nodule or something more?

nodule_s.jpg 


10. Some bones. Probably not old?

[attach:fileid=uploads/2976/bones1_s.jpg]
[attach:fileid=uploads/2976/bones2_s.jpg]


11. Some kind of Turritella? Why all the holes?

turritella_s.jpg 


Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers,

Mick
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Elbert
Hello, OHHH what a beautiful flint tool; one can only dream of finding a beauty like this...Clap
From my limited knowledge of this material i would say that it looks a lot like the laurelleafshape tools of the Solutrean culture/style, upper Paleolitic,although similar looking tools are also known from the Meso- and Neolitic.

It will take sombody with advanced knowledge to give an exact dating, i think.

 

greetings, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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prep01
I'm not sure about No.2. Yes it's flint but as to if it's been 'worked' I would like to see more pictures before saying any more!!!
Colin Huller
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TqB
I agree with Bert, no. 2 is a beautifully shaped tool.

The strange flint nodules nos. 4 & 5 are banded flint, well known for causing head scratching!

Edited by TqB 2014-02-08 21:04:34
Tarquin
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Ventrata
Thanks for the comments.
Here are a few more pics of the flint.

wftool2_s.jpg 
wftool3_s.jpg 
wftool4_s.jpg 
wftool1_s.jpg 
wftool5_s.jpg 

Mick
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NorthwestRock
Wow lovely finds well done.

Alan
Late to start but a lifetime left to learn.
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mr ammonites
That flint tool is beautifully worked, fantastic workmanship. Top class find.
Well done!
Get it checked out with the PAS.
Ammonite!
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Olenus
Looks like a nice flint scraper, looks Neolithic or Bronze Age to me.

Lee
The Ace of Spades,,,







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prep01
Lee - I would go with earlier than BA - or at least very early BA - not got the 'finesse' to me.
Colin Huller
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Olenus
Hi Colin, I know what you mean by finesse.  But without knowing the areas prehistory it is sometimes hard to tell. You can get lovely worked flints and roughly worked flints in both cultures. I have some bronze age arrowheads and you would think  Yuk! Some of my Neolithic arrowheads are just as nicely worked as the Bronze age ones.

Bronze Age Arrowhead.
ar1.jpg 

Two Neolithic Arrowheads.
ar2.jpg are3.jpg 


Lee

The Ace of Spades,,,







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NorthwestRock
Stunning flints
Thanks for sharing.
Alan
Late to start but a lifetime left to learn.
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AMARSH
Hi, I'd say the tool is a very nice example of early Bronze Age thumbnail scraper - they're one of the few diagnostic early Bronze Age tools along with barbed-and-tanged arrowheards. You did very well to spot it!
Andrew Marsh
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