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Findspot - Neolithic Flint Scatter N of Salford Priors

Summary Findspot - a flint scatter dating to the Early Neolithic period was found 650m north of Salford Priors. The scatter comprised flint tools such as blades, scrapers and a leaf-shaped arrowhead.
What Is It?  
Type: Flint Scatter
Period: Early Neolithic - Middle Neolithic (4000 BC - 3001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Salford Priors
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 07 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 22 flints were recovered from field 53 during a fieldwalking survey in August 1992 as part of the evaluation of the route of the A435 Norton-Lenchwick bypass. These included cores, blades, scrapers, flakes and a leaf-shaped arrowhead. A miniature flint axe (4mm long) was also found. The assemblage largely dates to the earlier Neolithic.
2 Observation of trench for electricity cable on the W side of the new A46. No archaeological features were detected & no finds recovered.
3 Dating confirmed as Neolithic.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: Archaeological Salvage Recording at Salford Priors, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Jones R
Date: 1996
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: Archaeological Desktop Assessment & Initial Field Investigation of the Route of the A435 Norton Lenchwick Bypass
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1992
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Aggregates Assessment
Author/originator: Stuart Palmer
Date: 2006
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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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monument ARCHAEOLOGICAL FEATURE * Use only for features assumed to be archaeological but which cannot be identified more precisely without further investigation .Use more specific term where known back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. 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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