PUBLIC-CE3741: scraper

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-CE3741

Object type certainty: Certain
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A blade-like flake of translucent brown flint with a longitudinal ridge near to the right margin.The dorsal flake scar to the left of the ridge is in the opposite direction to the removal and indicates an opposed platform core. The flake has been truncated straight and obliquely, perhaps intentionally but the oblique truncation appears to cut through the dorsal margin semi-abrupt edge-work. This may be blunting retouch to make a grip when using the small hollow scraper or notch visible in semi-abrupt retouch ,seen from the ventral side where it removes half of the bulb of percussion at the proximal end.Butler(2005) illustrates a hollow scraper on a small flake on p.128, fig.32, 6.

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: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.1 mm
Width: 12.8 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th June 2007 - Thursday 14th June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Graham Hill
Identified by: Mr Graham Hill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 504B.9
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: SW46NE
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: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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