HESH-3C18A1: Neolithic: scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: HESH-3C18A1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A knapped flint scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2900-1800 BC). The scraper is broadly oval in plan and irregular in cross section being formed from a tertiary debitage flake. The upper / dorsal face of the scraper exhibits a series of irregular flake scars suggesting that this piece has been removed from a larger flake and been subsequently reused. The lower / ventral face is concave with a series of conchoidal ripples; the bulb of percussion and striking platform are complete. The side and front edges of the dorsal face have all be retouched with indirect percussion, all the flakes relatively neat and well spaced creating a serrated edge. This suggests that the flake would have been used as a scraper. The flake is a mid grey white colour with a thick white surface patina on all faces. The flint is likely to be sourced from a river bed or glacial deposit.

The flake measures 27.1mm length, 23.8mm width, is 8.6mm thick and weighs 5.44 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 1800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.1 mm
Width: 23.8 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm
Weight: 5.44 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Leintwardine (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4074
Four figure Latitude: 52.360757
Four figure longitude: -2.882499
1:25K map: SO4074
1:10K map: SO47SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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