HESH-D38CF4: Later Neolithic/Early Bronze Age: Scraper Tool

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: HESH-D38CF4

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An unusually large flint scraper formed on tertiary debitage flake (from the third and final phase of tool making) dating from the later Neolithic or Bronze Age period (3500-2100 BC). The scraper is formed from an oval shaped flake of poor quality flint. The ventral face shows conchoidal ripples and the bulb of percussion . The dorsal face has a number of irregular and regular flake scars. Both long edge has been crudely reworked / retouched with small irregular flakes creating by direct percussion creating a poor cutting / scraping serrated edge. Modern abrasion / plough roll has removed some of this. The retouching of the edges is limited to the dorsal face only. The flake is a mid mottled grey colour within an even patina. This example is much larger than most examples of reused waste flakes found in the county.

This scraper measures 57.7mm length, 42.3mm width, is 12.5mm thick and weighs 29.7 grams

Class: tertiary debitage

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
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: 57.7 mm
Width: 42.3 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Weight: 29.7 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Entry Form: HFDMG 2743

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Hampton Bishop

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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