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Good afternoon fellow detectorists,

I feel my land is barren. 😂 it was very hard going and ended up carrying most of the field on the bottom of my wellies!! Only 2 metal things came up, but neither are interesting.

The bits that are curious are the various bits of pottery, rock and flint. I haven’t got measurements, as I don’t think their size necessarily matters??

Do I have an arrow head??

Can you identify the other bits of pottery??
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Be careful with the last piece until you are sure its pot as it looks like asbestos

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Spearhead wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Be careful with the last piece until you are sure its pot as it looks like asbestos
Looks like asbestos to myself also.
Be careful if you see anymore.
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Spearhead wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Be careful with the last piece until you are sure its pot as it looks like asbestos
Are you sure?? I’ve never seen anything like it. It looks and sounds like pottery....
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Emily wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Spearhead wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Be careful with the last piece until you are sure its pot as it looks like asbestos
Are you sure?? I’ve never seen anything like it. It looks and sounds like pottery....
Nobody here can be sure as its not in our hands, but why take the risk?
It looks like asbestos to me too
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Emily wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Spearhead wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Be careful with the last piece until you are sure its pot as it looks like asbestos
Are you sure?? I’ve never seen anything like it. It looks and sounds like pottery....
I am not sure but suspicious enough to be wary. ::g

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Top pic,bottom right is a cam nut out of flat-pack furniture. probably 17C.. :)

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ratty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Top pic,bottom right is a cam nut out of flat-pack furniture. probably 17C.. :)
Did they have flat pack furniture in the 17th C??
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Blackadder43 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Emily wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Spearhead wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Be careful with the last piece until you are sure its pot as it looks like asbestos
Are you sure?? I’ve never seen anything like it. It looks and sounds like pottery....
Nobody here can be sure as its not in our hands, but why take the risk?
It looks like asbestos to me too
I shall dispose of it. ☺️
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Sorry Emily, not looking good....

Asbestos fragment, handle with care

Natural flint with no sign of being worked

MFI flat pack cam nut. x;


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As above, that's to be disposed of but properly.

Emily wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:08 pm
I haven’t got measurements, as I don’t think their size necessarily matters??
Not always in this section but if you're asking if, say, something's an arrowhead and it's actually the size of a Volkswagen Beetle then yes, it can matter :)) Just a question of judgement as to whether a scale's needed or not, really.
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thefiggis wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:49 pm
As above, that's to be disposed of but properly.

Emily wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:08 pm
I haven’t got measurements, as I don’t think their size necessarily matters??
Not always in this section but if you're asking if, say, something's an arrowhead and it's actually the size of a Volkswagen Beetle then yes, it can matter :)) Just a question of judgement as to whether a scale's needed or not, really.
How should I dispose of it??

Yes, you are correct. However, if I had managed to haul a piece of flint the size of a VW beetle home, I’d be very impressed with myself. 😂
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DON'T handle it dry. Get it soaking wet so the fibres can't get airborne, place in a bag & bin it.

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Allectus wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:28 pm
DON'T handle it dry. Get it soaking wet so the fibres can't get airborne, place in a bag & bin it.

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Thank you. I have done so. ☺️
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I have to disagree - that's not the way to do it.

Contact your local council for advice and help on how to dispose of it.
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thefiggis wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:08 pm
I have to disagree - that's not the way to do it.

Contact your local council for advice and help on how to dispose of it.

Asbestos cement presents no significant risk unless you start cutting it or otherwise break it up. :D
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Or someone else does*. It needs to be sorted properly.

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*without knowing it's there.
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It looks like a bit of belleek diamond pattern, if it's asbestos don't grind it up and use as snuff, i've heard it's dangerous :D

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fred wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:18 pm
thefiggis wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:08 pm
I have to disagree - that's not the way to do it.

Contact your local council for advice and help on how to dispose of it.

Asbestos cement presents no significant risk unless you start cutting it or otherwise break it up. :D
There's a lot of asbestos roofs out there, i spent my youth sawing blocks of it to line furnaces got covered from head to foot in the dust, i do have lung tests every year, it's the blue asbestos that's the big killer, but none of it good.

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I think we've hijacked this thread sufficiently for now, and sorry to Emily for having been no small contributor in that rl;

Thread created here should anyone like to further discuss hazardous material ::g
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I can readily understand why you wondered whether the flint is an arrowhead.
I cannot see any signs of it being worked by human hand, so agree with Bargeman that its natural.
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I agree with above but would say it could quite easily be a flake.
The white basket weave pottery is late 1800’s early 1900’s. I’ve found many bits of black glazed pottery and they came from cottage remains late 1700’s into 1800’s.

At least you’ve got signs of habitation. The rest should follow. ::g
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Ladybird66 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:24 pm
I agree with above but would say it could quite easily be a flake.
The white bracket weave pottery is late 1800’s early 1900’s. I’ve found many bits of black glazed pottery and they came from cottage remains late 1700’s into 1800’s.

At least you’ve got signs of habitation. The rest should follow. ::g
I agree.
In this part of the country the black glazed ware is usually associated with late 1700s and 1800s habitation sites too. Often in association with finer blue and white patterned wares and sometimes a cream ware.
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