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Tottiford Reservoir Mound Cairn

Tottiford Reservoir Mound Cairn

Photo taken on 06-09-2022

Database entries

OS Map: SX 81121 83132
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV102544
Alternate name: Tottiford Reservoir Mound
Short Name: CN Tottiford
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 81121 83132
Nearest Bus Stop: Lustleigh Turn (2.4 km) [Route: 178]
Nearby sites: SX 81121 83132


"A total of 156 pieces of worked flint were recovered from the excavation, with the majority of the material found consisting of debitage from flint working, most of which is small enough to qualify as chips. The small size of much of the material, the indications of blade and bladelet technology and one triangular platform rejuvenation flake, suggest a date in the (probably later) Meolithic for most of the material."

"A number of tools were recovered, including a neat end scraper of probable late Neolithic date, a notched flake of probable Meolithic date, an unstratified piercer and a crude end scraper from an unstratified location."

"The 2010 excavation of test pits on the mound confirmed the presence of worked flint and concluded the mound was a natural feature and also suggested that the presence of the flint could be the result of selective deposition by water originating upstream."

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