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Limhamn flint

Material name: Limhamn flint
Synonyms: Danflint
Material (geologic): Lower Paleocene (Danian, Paleogene, Tertiary) flint

Macrophoto of Danian flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Gravesen 1993

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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Limhamn, Lernackens Flintplats
Locality: Lernackens flintplats near Limhamn, Scania, Sweden
Synonyms: FlintSource sample 383.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 55° 34' 05" N
Long. 012° 54' 00" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

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Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: View across the flintplats towards Oresund Bridge
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Typical glassy Danflint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Flake of typical dark grey Danflint
size: 64 mm
Tertiary flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Largish flake of Early Tertiary flint
size: 81 mm
  Glassy dark flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Small piece of dark, slightly glassy flint
reminiscent of 'Senonian flint'
Brownisch variety
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Greyish variety of Danian flint
see also detail of the dorsal side at the bottom of this page
length: 66 mm
Sample description: N/A
  Brown chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Brownish variety of bryozoic Paleocene flint
length: 74 mm
Opaque Danflint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Sample of opaque Danian flint ('Mat danienflint')
length: 73 mm
  Detail with Pyrite
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Detail of a pyrite inclusion from the grey
sample (last photo upper block)
width of field of view: approx. 12 mm


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December 24, 2007
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