ESS-C370E4: ESS-C370E4 Mesolithic to Neolithic scraper

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Unique ID: ESS-C370E4

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Mesolithic to Neolithic knapped flint scraper. The ventral surface has been retouched towards the proximal end removing the bulb of percussion. Beyond the retouch, impact ripples are visible along the length of the ventral surface. The distal surface is half covered in cortex, towards the distal end. There are six ridges on the dorsal surface towards the proximal end where previous flakes have been removed. There is no retouch on the dorsal surface. This appears to be a waste flake that was retouched on the ventral surface to form a scraper. It is 'D' shaped in plan and has a shallow, curved cross section. it is 43.78mm long, 29.35mm wide, 9.63mm thick and weighs 13.44 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8300 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.78 mm
Width: 29.35 mm
Thickness: 9.63 mm
Weight: 13.44 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2010 - Monday 31st May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 6331

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
Parish or ward: Frinton and Walton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM2522
Four figure Latitude: 51.851218
Four figure longitude: 1.265567
1:25K map: TM2522
1:10K map: TM22SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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