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Material name: Calais flint
Synonyms: N/A
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) flint

Detail of Turonian flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003

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General characteristics

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: Weathered chalk with flint nodules
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Cap Blanc-Nez
Locality: Cap Blanc-Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France
Synonyms: FlintSource sample 308.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 50° 55' 31" N
Long. 001° 42' 29" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: Although the coordinates given above are accurate enough, do not follow them to the second in fog, at night, when drunk or in any other situation with bad visibility. They were taken on a small exposure directly on the edge of the cliff in the spring of 2002. It could very well be, that this particular part of the Cap Blanc-Nez has come tumbling down in the meantime.
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Looking from the edge towards the monument
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: The off-white cliffs of Calais
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
  Typical grey flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Flake of typical flint from the core of a nodule
length: 49 mm
Flake with cortex
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Split nodule of darker material with thick, chalky cortex
size: 66 mm
  Patinated artifact
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Heavily patinated prehistoric artefact
length: 60 mm
Sample description: N/A


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