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Berry flint

Material name: Berry flint
Synonyms: Silex blond de Berry
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) flint

Detail of typical material
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Slotta 1980a

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: Meusnes-Porcherioux, département Loir-et-Cher, Centre region, France
Synonyms: FlintSource samples 274 and 275
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 47° 14' 33" N
Long. 001° 30' 38" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: The readings above were taken with a handheld GPS-receiver and were rounded to the next arc-second. Precision will be enough to get you near the sampling site at the Rue de caillouteux where the pictures on this page were taken and most material in our sample comes from.
Other topographical information: Appropriately named sampling site
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Additional information: Flint as industrial waste
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: Detail of wasteheap
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
  Flake of typical flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake of typical flint from Meusnes
length: 74 mm
Darker material with cortex
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Slightly darker material with cortex
size: 70 mm
  Orange flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Dense, orange flint
size: 60 mm
Translucent flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Small flake of translucent flint
length: 45 mm
Sample description: N/A
  Flake gunflint wasteheap
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Typical waste from the gunflint workshop
size: 45 mm
black flint from Meusnes
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake of black flint from the recent wasteheap
length: 39 mm


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