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Findspot - Bronze Age flint

Summary Findspot - a flint knife of Bronze Age date was found to the south east of Little Lawford.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Bronze Age (2600 BC - 601 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Little Lawford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 47 77
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 A fine Bronze Age plano-convex knife was found on the S bank of the River Avon in 1986 and brought in to the County Museum for identification in 1987. The knife, which is in the possession of the finder, has bifacial serial flaking and an incipient tang at one end. Although a stray find, it is of interest in being one of the few complete examples of this type of artefact from central Warwickshire.
2 Illustration.
3 Dating confirmed as Bronze Age.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Drawing
Title: Flint knife, Little Lawford.
Author/originator: Pickin J
Date: 1987
Page Number: 47
Volume/Sheet: 30
Source No: 1
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 1140
Author/originator: Pickin J L
Date: 1987
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1140
Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Aggregates Assessment
Author/originator: Stuart Palmer
Date: 2006
Page Number:
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source WMEF Warwickshire Museum Enquiry Form. These are forms that are filled in when a person brings an object to Warwickshire Museum to be identified. Amongst the information recorded on the form are details such as a description of the object, where and when it was found, and in some cases a sketch or photographs of it. Copies of the form can be viewed at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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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monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back

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