PUBLIC-E75012: Mesolithic scraper

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-E75012

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

A complete mesolithic thumb scraper. Worked from a larger flake on one side with bulb of percussion and striking platform removed. Ripples travel from right to left on the unworked face. It has a curved profile with part of the cortex present on the worked face. Pressure flake have been removed contimuously from its end to its right hand side with possible retouching along the same edge. The flint is a brown grey colour and not very opaque.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 8500 BC
Date to: Circa 3800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.5 mm
Width: 18.14 mm
Thickness: 6.53 mm
Weight: 3.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 12th July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Adam Bland
Identified by: Mr Adam Bland

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gateshead (Metropolitan District)
District: Gateshead (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Birtley (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2857
Four figure Latitude: 54.90693723
Four figure longitude: -1.56483533
1:25K map: NZ2857
1:10K map: NZ25NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: field walking
General landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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