Information for record number MWA3411:
Early Mesolithic flint scatter

Summary A scatter of flint implements dating from the Early Mesolithic period were found 400m south of Over Whitacre.
What Is It?  
Type: Flint Scatter, Findspot
Period: Early Mesolithic (10000 BC - 7001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Over Whitacre
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 25 90
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Flint scatter found in 1978. Finds include waste cores, flakes, microliths, wasters of the micro-burin type and scrapers.
4 Location shown on plan Fig 1. Page 3 describes the site as "A Mesolithic (800bc - 3500 bc) scatter of flint implements including blades, scrapers, microliths, wasters of the micro-burin type, cores and flakes was found during a surface survey conducted in 1978 (Fretwell and Wykes 1978)".

Source No: 4
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: Daw Mill Colliery, Over Whiteacre, Warwickshire, Archaeological Evaluation
Author/originator: Stuart Palmer
Date: 1992
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMANS no 21 1978
Author/originator: Fretwell L and Wykes G J
Date: 1978
Page Number: 37
Volume/Sheet: 21
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source WMANS West Midlands Archaeological News Sheet, a publication that was produced each year, this later became West Midlands Archaeology. The West Midlands Arcaheological News Sheet contains reports about archaeological work that was carried out in the West Midlands region in the previous year. It includes information about sites dating from the Prehistoric to the Post Medieval periods. It was produced the Department of Extramural Studies at Birmingham University. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Mesolithic About 10,000 BC to 4001 BC

Mesolithic means 'Middle Stone Age'. It is the period that comes between the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) and the Neolithic (New Stone Age).

The Mesolithic period is a period of transition from the way people were living during the Palaeolithic period as hunter-gatherers to the development of farming in the Neolithic period.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument MILL * A factory used for processing raw materials. Use more specific mill type where known. See also TEXTILE MILL, for more narrow terms. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument COLLIERY * A place where coal is mined. back
monument FLINT SCATTER * A spatially discrete, though sometimes extensive, scatter of flint artefacts recovered from the surface, eg. by fieldwalking, rather than from a particular archaeological context. back

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