PUBLIC-79C944: End scraper; dorsal view.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-79C944

Object type certainty: Certain
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A hard hammer struck flake worked into an end scraper of remarkably coloured flint. It is bright red and orange with large opaque yellow inclusions. It might be that heat treatment enhanced the colours. The flake scars on the distal end are quite long and even, suggesting it may have been.The scraper has been resharpened with the distal flaking now undercutting . There is a little use gloss on the left distal flake scars. The retouch extends along the left margin. The proximal end has been thinned from both sides; perhaps for hafting, but an object of such beauty would surely have been hung as a pendant! Mercer(1981) illustrates an end scraper on page 135, fig 59, L148.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2900 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.9 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 13.2 mm
Weight: 13.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th June 2004 - Saturday 19th June 2004

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 64.39
Museum accession number: 2011.23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
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: SW4627
Four figure Latitude: 50.088689
Four figure longitude: -5.552343
1:25K map: SW4627
1:10K map: SW47SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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