Information for record number MWA5167:
Findspot - Bronze Age flint, HRI site

Summary Findspot - flint implements including scrapers, arrowheads and knives dating to the Neolithic and the Bronze Age were found 1.2km north east of Charlecote.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Late Bronze Age - Iron Age (2500 BC - 700 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Charlecote
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 27 56
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Members of the National Vegetable Research Station at Wellesbourne have, over the past five or six years, found barbed and tanged arrowheads and scrapers in the fields of the establishment. The station holds some of the finds (in different offices) but others have been retained by the finders and the staff is constantly changing. None of the finds are accurately sited.
2 Implements found during the period 1969-77 have been casually collected by several observers. Over 80 implements have been found, representing a range of types probably both Neolithic and Bronze Age. Finds include 61 scrapers, five leaf-shaped arrowheads and three barbed and tanged arrowheads. A number of other flints and unworked flakes have been found. There is a greater density of flint in the area of the cursus (WA 1145) and fire-cracked flint has also been found here.
3 Detailed description of the flint. Also recovered three knives, a borer and a polished celt. It seems likely that the celt was imported as a finished product. The most impressive scraper was probably a dual purpose tool perhaps functioning both as a chisel and as a two-handed scraper, like a spokeshave.
4 Plan showing location of flint found.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Flint Implements
Author/originator: Fennell J
Date: 1977
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Plan
Title: TBAS vol 88
Author/originator: Fennell J
Date: 1976
Page Number: 121
Volume/Sheet: 88
Source No: 1
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 25NE6
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1968
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 88
Author/originator: various
Date: 1978
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Neolithic About 4000 BC to 2351 BC

The word ‘Neolithic’ means ‘New Stone Age’. Archaeologists split up the Neolithic period into three phases; early, middle and late. The Neolithic period comes after the Mesolithic period and before the Bronze Age.

People in the Neolithic period hunted and gathered food as their ancestors had but they were also began to farm. They kept animals and grew crops. This meant that they were able to settle more permanently in one location instead of constantly moving from place to place to look for food.
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period Bronze Age About 2500 BC to 700 BC

The Bronze Age comes after the Neolithic period and before the Iron Age.

The day to day life of people in the Bronze Age probably changed little from how their ancestors had lived during the Neolithic period. They still lived in farmsteads, growing crops and rearing animals.

During the Bronze Age people discovered how to use bronze, an alloy of tin and copper (hence the name that has given to this era). They used it to make their tools and other objects, although they continued to use flint and a range of organic materials as well. A range of bronze axes, palstaves and spears has been found in Warwickshire.
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period Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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monument RESEARCH STATION * A building, group of buildings or installation in which scientific experiments are carried out. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument CURSUS * A long narrow rectangular earthwork enclosure of Neolithic date, usually defined by a bank and ditch and presumed to be of ceremonial function. Known examples range in length from less than 100m to c.10km. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument OFFICE * A building or room where business, administrative or professional activities are conducted. Use specific type where known. back

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