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HER Number:MDV4596
Name:Flint finds on Langstone Moor

Summary

On langstone moor, two boxes of flint, worked flint and waste flint flakes, were collected by mr. Lichfield-smith. Two groups: 1. A cache found at a point 53m ne of the southern most stone in the langstone moor alignment and about 600mm n of the track which runs from steven's grave across cock's hill.441 worked flints and flint chips were packed together in a roughly circular heap. Fine, pale brown and translucent flint. About two- thirds of the total were microlithic flakes with no secondary working.2. Consists of flints found scattered in a zone about 6-9m wide and nearly 800m long on either side of the find spot of the cache towards the cairns at sx544784. Some flints are of the same pale brown fine flint and 3/4 of them are of the dark grey more usually found on dartmoor surface sites. The artefacts from the cache seem to relate to a mesolithic flint industry, while those from the scatter reflect a more extended tradition (barber).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 551 789
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/29

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LITHIC SCATTER (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273342.

Barber, j. /tda/104(1972)233-6 fig.1-2/33rd report on archaeology and early history.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV273343.

Nmr=sx57ne30.


BARBER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV29585.

On langstone moor, two boxes of flint, worked flint and waste flint flakes, were collected by mr. Lichfield-smith. Two groups: 1. A cache found at a point 53m ne of the southern most stone in the langstone moor alignment and about 600mm n of the track which runs from steven's grave across cock's hill.441 worked flints and flint chips were packed together in a roughly circular heap. Fine, pale brown and translucent flint. About two- thirds of the total were microlithic flakes with no secondary working.2. Consists of flints found scattered in a zone about 6-9m wide and nearly 800m long on either side of the find spot of the cache towards the cairns at sx544784. Some flints are of the same pale brown fine flint and 3/4 of them are of the dark grey more usually found on dartmoor surface sites. The artefacts from the cache seem to relate to a mesolithic flint industry, while those from the scatter reflect a more extended tradition (barber).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273342Migrated Record:
SDV273343Migrated Record:
SDV29585Migrated Record: BARBER.

Associated Monuments

MDV49510Related to: Possible cairn on Langstone Moor (Monument)
MDV4107Related to: Reave to west of Langstone Moor stone row (Monument)
MDV4223Related to: Stone row on Langstone Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV5867 - LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV5866 - MICROLITH (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2015 3:49PM