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Archaeology

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Hard Slate

Either a rolled hard slate, rubber or hone found at Carloggus farm from an Iron Age Chysauster-style settlement.

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Pot Sherd

Iron age featureless, repaired pot sherd found at Carloggus farm from a Chysauster-style settlement.

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Scrap Flint

28 pieces of typical Mesolithic flints from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula). Not marked.

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Single-platform Core

Mesolithic single-platform core from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Single-platform Core

Mesolithic single-platform core from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Core Rejuvenation Flake

Mesolithic core rejuvenation flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Core Rejuvenation Flake

Mesolithic core rejuvenation flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Core Preparation Flake

Mesolithic core preparation flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Chert Flint

Mesolithic 'cherty' flint from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Chert Flint

Mesolithic 'cherty' flint from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Backed Bladelet

3 Mesolithic backed bladelets from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Unworked Flakes

24 Mesolithic unworked flakes of flint from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Handle Or Tuyere

Either the base of a pottery handle or the nozzle of a tuyere from Burthallan (formerly from the R.J. Noall Collection). Medieval. Traces of glaze or metal ore present inside.

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Rim Sherd

Heavily gritted, Iron Age rim sherd from Coverack with finger impressions on interior.

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Medieval Base Sherd

Medieval base sherd with traces of green glaze on interior from Trevalgan Farm (below Trevalgan Hill), St Ives.

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Whetstone

Possible prehistoric whetstone with metamorphosed killas from the Dunes, Sennen Cove.

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Rim Sherd

Medieval mica-gritted rim sherd with slight lid recess. Marked 'Wicca'.

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Base of Stone Crucible

Grey, gritted Medieval base of stone crucible (or some kind of stoneware). Possibly wheel thrown. Marked 'Wicca'

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Stone Rubber

Mesolithic stone rubber or limpet remover from Footpath Field (100m north of Bussow Reservoir, St. Ives). One end broken.

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