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Spiennes flint

Material name: Spiennes flint
Synonyms: Silex de Spiennes
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) flint from the "Craie de Spiennes" formation

Detail of Spiennes flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Hubert 1980 and 1978

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: N/A
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Camp-à-Cayaux, Spiennes, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
Synonyms: Mining site B 1, according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999). FlintSource sample 113.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 50° 25' 12" N
Long. 003° 59' 32" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Camp-a-cayoux with "museum"
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 1999
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Flake of Spiennes flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001
Dark, patchy flint with lighter patches
size: 77 mm
Grey flint from Spiennes
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001
Large flake of opaque flint
size: 93 mm
  Two-toned flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001
Two-toned, 'jasperized' nodule
length: 114 mm
impregnated flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Small flake of flint impregnated by iron salts
size: 35 mm
Sample description: N/A
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Piece of slightly glassy brown flint with cortex
size: 55 mm
Typical Spiennes-flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Ventral view of the same piece
size: 55 mm
  Grey flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Flake of typical Spiennes-flint
size: 62 mm
Cloudy flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Dense, opaque flint with slightly 'cloudy' internal structure
length: 56 mm


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