DUR-F36196: scraper- DUR-F36196

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Unique ID: DUR-F36196

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Flint scraper, probably Neolithic- Bronze Age in date, c.3500- 800 BC.

It is made from a light grey flint with some white inclusions. A very small piece of cortext remains on the base of one edge. In plan it is sub-tear drop in shape, with a rounded base and a pointed tip.

It has been worked on all edges, with re-touching visible around most of the edges, particularly near the top (when viewed on the image). There have been some flakes taken off both faces.

It is difficult to allocate specific dates to flints when they are found out of context, in particular ones which have no real defining features so a broad date range has been assigned to this piece.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.24 mm
Width: 33.62 mm
Thickness: 6.91 mm
Weight: 13.1 g

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: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: East Cowton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3003
Four figure Latitude: 54.42156
Four figure longitude: -1.53917
1:25K map: NZ3003
1:10K map: NZ30SW
Grid reference source: Centred on 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: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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