PUBLIC-42BDF2: Scraper

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-42BDF2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A scraper worked on the margins of a hard hammer struck fragment, likely from a destroyed core.The dorsal surface is an irregular pyramid of flake scars.A little nodular cortex remains on the left distal margin and the dark brown flint appears similar to that found near Beer in Devon. The scraper has semi-abrupt egdework forming a slightly concave edge.The right margin has a straight run of abrupt retouch and on the left margin is a semi-abruptly worked notch.Butler(2005) illustrates a scraper on broken flake with a facetted dorsal surface on page 126, fig.50, 3.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 4500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.8 mm
Width: 21.6 mm
Thickness: 11.8 mm
Weight: 7.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th July 2007 - Tuesday 17th July 2007

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 491B.5
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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Current location: Royal Cornwall Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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