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Whitburn coast, Site F, 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. The Ordnance Survey in 1952, after consultation with Mrs Coupland, provided a basic list of the finds from each site, and in the case of Site F a location - Whitburn Colliery. It produced 35 flints "with seven pieces trimmed; one piece trimmed for small barb, and twenty four indeterminate pieces". Wymer and Young group the finds from the six sites together and add no further details. The flints' whereabouts are unknown. An unknown number of flints, found Oct. 1963, from Whitburn Colliery are in the Wilf Dodds Collection now in the Bowes Museum.




<< HER 846 >> F. & G. Coupland, 1935, Further Tardenoisian discoveries on the north-east coast, Proceedings Prehistoric Society, I, 154 Ordnance Survey archaeological record cards, JHO, 1952, Mesolthic 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. 10 Pers comm. J. Pickin, 1991, Mesolithic Flints from Monkwearmouth -Historic Environment Record

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