WAW-C69867: Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flake (plan).

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Unique ID: WAW-C69867

Object type certainty: Certain
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A knapped late Neolithic scraper on debitage. In plan the scraper is an asymmetrical sub semi-circle. The dorsal and ventral faces are covered with a patina, but the dorsal face is has retouch around the lower curved edge, the distal end. The retouch is formed by small negative scars removing the patination. The angle of the retouch is c. 45 degrees. The ventral face (smooth face) has a bulb of percussion, and ripples. The scraper is knapped from a mottled dark grey/brown flint which has developed a blue/grey patina. The scraper, with the striking platform at the top, is 17.44mm long and is 27.48mm wide. It weighs 3.2g.

The scraper is probably a thumbnail or button scraper and dates to the later Neolithic period, c. 2500 to 2100 B.C.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Exactly 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.44 mm
Width: 27.48 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012 - Thursday 1st November 2012

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7653
Four figure Latitude: 52.174731
Four figure longitude: -2.352372
1:25K map: SO7653
1:10K map: SO75SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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