MEM15185 - Prehistoric flint northwest of Lankcombe Ford (Monument)


The collection of flint material that was eroded out of the banks of the path included microliths, bladelets, microcores and an arrowhead.

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Full Description

A scatter of hundreds of pieces of flint material was found along the track, northwest of Lankcombe Ford. The collection included microliths, bladelets, microcores and an arrowhead. It also included some worked chert and large quartz crystals. The flints were eroding out of the banks along the side of the path, along with small flecks of charcoal. [1] Geophysics and fieldwalking were undertaken along two paths at the site in 2009. Several pieces of flint, including a meche de foret, were recovered. [5-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Ahearn, B and Ahearn, C.. 2008. Flint Collections on Brendon Common.
  • <2> Article in serial: Wilson-North, R.. 2009. Hunter Gatherers on Exmoor - Lessons From the Past. Exmoor Visitor.
  • <3> Article in serial: Wilson-North, R.. 2011. From Barrows to Burnt Mounds. Exmoor Review. 52. 85-89. 85.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. I Burrow, Somerset County Council, 6 December 1987.
  • <5> Report: Gregory, D.. 2009. Communal Affairs? Late Mesolithic Hunting in an Upland Landscape.
  • <6> Survey: Gregory, D.. 2009. Lankcombe Geophysics and Interpretation.



Grid reference Centred SS 76911 45719 (450m by 226m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS74NE

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Jan 12 2021 3:53PM


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