Findspot - Neolithic flints, HRI site

Description of this historic site

Findspot - flint implements, including scrapers and arrowheads (both leaf and barbed & tanged), dating to the Neolithic or Bronze Age, were found 1km north east of Charlecote.

Notes about this historic site

1 Members of the National Vegetable Research Station at Wellesbourne have, over the past five or six years, found barbed and tanged and leaf-shaped arrowheads and scrapers in the fields of the establishment. The station holds some of the finds (in different offices) but others have been retained by the finders and the staff is constantly changing. None of the finds are accurately sited.
2 Implements found during the period 1968-77 have been casually collected by several observers. Over 80 implements have been found, representing a range of types probably both Neolithic and Bronze Age. Finds include 61 scrapers, 5 leaf-shaped arrowheads, 3 petit tranchet arrowheads and 3 barbed and tanged arrowheads. A number of other flints and unworked flakes have been found. There is a greater density of flint in the area of the cursus (WA 1145) and fire-cracked flint has also been found here.
4 A collection of 18 flint artefacts collected over the years at the Vegetable Research Station.
5 21 flint and stone tools collected between 1963 and 1990.
6 Discussion of the finds from this site.
7 Drawing of some of the flint implements.
8 Distribution and location of find spots.

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