DUR-FFF181: Lithic scraper- late Neolithic- Early Bronze Age in date

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Unique ID: DUR-FFF181

Object type certainty: Certain
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Flint scraper dating from the late Neolithic period through to the Bronze Age. It is sub-oval in shape with rounded edges. It has a D-shaped cross, section, the flat reverse has the cortex still in place. The flint is dark brown colour with some patches and flecks of black, light brown and white. The bulb of percussion and the striking platform can be seen at the base. Most of the edges have been worked with retouching visible also to make a thin edge. Flint 1


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 2500 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.78 mm
Width: 31.96 mm
Thickness: 8.88 mm
Weight: 15.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Melsonby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2008
Four figure Latitude: 53.568232
Four figure longitude: -1.699484
1:25K map: SE2008
1:10K map: SE20NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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