Information for record number MWA6043:
Findspot - Mesolithic flint scatter

Summary Findspot - a flint scatter, comprising Mesolithic flint flakes and tools, was found 1km south east of Bretford.
What Is It?  
Type: Flint Scatter, Findspot
Period: Mesolithic (10000 BC - 4001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Church Lawford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 43 76
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Over 50 flint fragments were found as a result of periodic fieldwalking over a number of years. The flints include many waste pieces, a few flakes, some with retouch, and four small polyhedral cores. All appear to be worked from local flint pebbles. Two small cores are in a dark grey-black flint, but most of the material is light grey to brown in colour. Pieces with retouched edges are obviously crude tools. The small cores may indicate microlithic, and therefore perhaps a Mesolithic industry, but so far no microliths have been found at the site.
2 Dating confirmed as Mesolithic.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Note in Serial
Title: WMANS no 20 1977
Author/originator: Bateman J
Date: 1977
Page Number: 29
Volume/Sheet: 20
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Aggregates Assessment
Author/originator: Stuart Palmer
Date: 2006
Page Number:
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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 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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