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Whitburn coast, Site C, flints




Artefact Scatter

Flint Scatter




In 1935 the Couplands published a summary of the six sites on which they had found flints along the coast near Whitburn, five being on top of the cliffs. In 1952 the Ordnance Survey, after consultation with Mrs. Coupland, provided a basic list of the finds from each site, and in some cases a site location. Site C produced 50 flints, "mainly wasters, but including three pieces retrimmed to form arrowheads". They did not locate the site. Wymer and Young group the finds from the six sites together, but do not add any information. The flints' whereabouts are unknown.




<< HER 843 >> F. & G. Coupland, 1935, Further Tardenoisian discoveries on the north-east coast, Proceedings Prehistoric Society, I, 154 Ordnance Survey archaeological record cards, JHO, 1952, Mesolithic flints J. Wymer, ed. 1977, Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales, Council British Archaeology, Research Report, No. 20, p. 78 R. Young, 1987, Lithics and Subsistence in North-Eastern England, British Archaeological Report, British Series, pp. 195-6, F 67 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 95 no. 7

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