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PUBLIC-801A24: Scraper (Side)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-801A24

Object type certainty: Certain
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A half moon shaped piece of brown to mid grey coloured flint with lighter inclusions. The distal face is smooth in appearance and slopes from the proximal edge down to the distal edge. The proximal edge is flat in appearance and higher than the other edges implying breakage in the past. The left margin appears to have been subject to abrupt retouch along its edge terminating at the distal edge which appears more blade like. The right margin and distal edges are narrow and sharp, and could be used as blades. The ventral face is uneven, no indication of any retouch around the edges.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 6500 BC
Date to: Circa 2900 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.13 mm
Width: 26.55 mm
Thickness: 9.01 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2005 - Tuesday 31st May 2005

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 292.47
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: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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