HESH-681E11: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age: 'Thumbnail' scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: HESH-681E11

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Flint ‘thumbnail’ scraper of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC). The flint flake is broad and squat being broadly oval in plan and sub-rectangular (D shaped) in cross section. It measures 20.8mm length, 19mm width, is 9mm thick and weighs 3.98 grams. Evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen on the two sides and the front end / edge of the flake; these facets are small neat and regular. The right hand edge and tip have been worked more intensively than the left. The reverse face (ventral) has not been worked. It is likely that this scraper has been created from a selected secondary waste flake. The flint is a mid grey colour with a slight abraded surface. Thumbnail scrapers are seen as being a utility domestic scraping tool; they frequently occur in assemblages dating to the beaker period (Late Neolithic and early Bronze Age). Flint tools from Herefordshire are relatively rare compared to other areas of the country. This flint is likely to have come from a riverine or glacial source if made locally. The reuse of waste flake for tools is relatively common in this area which suggests the importance of flint as a resource.

Class: Thumbnail

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 2500 BC
Date to: 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.8 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 3.98 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Gladestry

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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