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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: NMS-9B985A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Three hard hammer struck flakes, two are end scrapers, the third is a simple flake.

  1. Tertiary flake, steeply retouched at the distal end to form the convex scraping edge, one side is also similarly retouched along its entire length with a shallow notch (c. 9.5 mm long, 2 mm deep) just below the platform. The flint is dark grey and has a very faint lighter patination. Recent chip to one side of the distal end. 54 x 31.5 x 9 mm, 17 g.
  2. Secondary flake, steeply retouched to the distal end to form the convex scraping edge, the retouch becomes less severe on the sides as it approaches the proximal end to the point where there is none just either side of the platform. Dark grey flint with paler inclusions, thin weathered cortex, now a slightly sandy colour to one side of the distal end on the dorsal face. 46.6 x 36 x 13 mm. 26 g.
  3. Secondary flake, the distal end and one side are natural fractures, two previous flake scars are to one side of the dorsal face, superimposed on each other, recent fine damage to the thin edges, grey flint, the natural fractured surfaces are partially patinated white. 43.5 x 37.5 x 11 mm. 17 g.                                                                                 Likely to be Neolithic, 4,000 to 2,350 BC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2351 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Weight: 60 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd March 2022 - Tuesday 5th April 2022

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 40305
Other reference: NMD042022

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Hedenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM3193
Four figure Latitude: 52.48598128
Four figure longitude: 1.4008141
1:25K map: TM3193
1:10K map: TM39SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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