We were out at our neolithic site digging a test pit to explore a feature found in our original dig. As is the case with these things, the failure to find what you’re looking for is not altogether a negative result. It is information that contributes to the bigger picture. Sure enough, we failed to find the feature we were looking for.
However, in the process a lovely little find came to hand, the gorgeous flint thumbnail scraper pictured below. One of the thrills of this kind of find is knowing that the last person to hold it could have lost or discarded it 5000 years ago or more.