PUBLIC-03CC74: Scraper

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-03CC74

Object type certainty: Certain
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Small discoidal flint scraper, light blue/grey in colour, appears to exhibit signs of being subjected to heat with the colouring. The dorsal face, proximal edge is flat, as if having been snapped off. All the remaining edges have been reotuched, the left margin possibly invasive. There appears to be a circular depression in the dorsal face, medial to proximal region (although not shown on the drawing). The ventral face is smooth with the bulb of percussion appearing to be present. The right side has a jagged groove in the surface of the ventral face, possible post use damage. There doesn't appear to be any signs of retouch on this side of the artefact. Similar in appearance to a button scraper.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Royal Cornwall Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.66 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 8.13 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 28th April 2008 - Monday 28th April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ryan Smith
Identified by: Mr Ryan Smith

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 550.8
Museum accession number: 2011.23

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Paul (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4526
Four figure Latitude: 50.079285
Four figure longitude: -5.565627
1:25K map: SW4526
1:10K map: SW46SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Field Walking
Current location: Royal Cornwall Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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