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THUMB NAIL SCRAPER

Unique ID: DOR-006960

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A small thumb nail scraper. A secondary flake of dark grey mottled flint with a thin milky blue patina. At the proximal end is a wide striking platform. The bulb of percussion is large and well defined and there are fine waves of percussion on the ventral face. There are two flake removal scars and a strip of abraded yellow nodule cortex on the dorsal face. Part of the distal end is finely worked with semi abrupt retouch from the ventral face.
Date: Early Bronze Age 2500- 1500 BC.
Dimensions: 25 mm x 19 mm x 7 mm
Weight: 5 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Secondary identifier: Mr Michael Trevarthen

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Gillingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7827
Four figure Latitude: 51.041929
Four figure longitude: -2.315176
1:25K map: ST7827
1:10K map: ST72NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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