Details for: Burin

A graving tool used for engraving objects. Prehistoric versions are usually made of flint or other stone, later versions usually of metal.

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PAS record number: SWYOR-9AB847

Record: SWYOR-9AB847
Object type: BURIN
Broadperiod: MESOLITHIC
Description: Two flint burin tools probably dating from the Mesolithic period (8300 BC - 3500 BC). The larger of the two objects is of sub-rectangular p…
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PAS record number: SWYOR-F17D37

Record: SWYOR-F17D37
Object type: BURIN
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Description: A flint burin of probable Neolithic date. The yellow flint has some cortex at the proximal end where it has also been crushed, and is partial…
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PAS record number: SWYOR-E7B4D5

Record: SWYOR-E7B4D5
Object type: BURIN
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Description: A Mesolithic to Neolithic flint burin and scraper formed on a flake of dark grey flint with a mottled patina. The proximal end has been worki…
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PAS record number: SWYOR-E7A306

Record: SWYOR-E7A306
Object type: BURIN
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Description: A Mesolithic to Neolithic flint burin formed on an flake of light grey flint with a mottled patina. It has invasive working over both faces. …
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PAS record number: SWYOR-46A417

Record: SWYOR-46A417
Object type: BURIN
Broadperiod: MESOLITHIC
Description: A yellow grey flint which has been worked into burin, but which is now very worn, perhaps through water action. The proximal end has a transv…
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