Information for record number MWA4599:
Mesolithic Finds 300m SE of Over Whitacre House

Summary A flint scatter of Mesolithic date, which was made up of very many different flint artefacts, was found 800m south east 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 26 90
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Class 1 Mesolithic site examined. Finds include 219 scrapers, 284 microliths, thirteen microburins and 77 burins. Numerous flakes, cores, potboilers, waste etc. There appears to be two distinct areas to this flint scatter.
2 Mesolithic flints collected on a number of occasions. 66 cores, 74 scrapers, 180 microliths, a number of unretouched blades/flakes, six gravers, six microburins and other flints.
3 The site is defined by a dense artefact scatter occupying an area of 100 x 100m or less, within a more general spread of artefacts on adjacent ploughed land. The assemblage is typically late Mesolithic (7th millennium BC).

Source No: 3
Source Type: Article in serial
Title: Archaeological Journal: Mesolithic Industries in Central England: an exploratory investigation using microlith typology
Author/originator: A Saville
Date: 1982
Page Number: 49-71
Volume/Sheet: 138
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites
Author/originator: Wymer J
Date: 1977
Page Number: 328
Source No: 1
Source Type: Plan
Title: Plan
Author/originator: Waite B
Page Number:
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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 ARTEFACT SCATTER * A spatially discrete scatter of mixed artefactual material found on the ground, seabed or riverbed which may have been deposited over time rather than resulting from one particular event. Index particular types where appropriate. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. 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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