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Material name: Danish chalk flint
Synonyms: Glassy senonian flint, Baltic flint
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) flint

Detail of baltic flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Gravesen 1993 and Becker 1980c

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: Different types of nodules in chalk
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: in situ patinated flint
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003

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Locality: Hillerslev, Thy region, Amt Thisted, Northern Jutland, Denmark/TD>
Synonyms: Mining site DK 4, according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999). FlintSource sample 374.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 57° 00' 38.3" N
Long. 008° 43' 08.2" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

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Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Section at Hillerslev chalk pit
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Glassy senonian flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Flake of typical glassy 'senonian' flint
size: 54 mm
Spotted flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Flake of speckled flint with some chalky cortex
length: 49 mm
  Patinated prehistoric flake
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Patinated prehistoric flake
size: 52 mm
Dark senonian flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Large flake of so called "jysk småprikket senonflint"
(Jutlandic small-spotted Senonian flint)
size: 80 mm
Sample description: N/A


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December 15, 2007
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