ESS-38E153: Neolithic thumbnail scraper

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Unique ID: ESS-38E153

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Neolithic thumbnail scraper of translucent grey tertiary flint. It has a white-grey patina on the dorsal face. It is sub oval in plan with a pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral face terminating in a hinge fracture at the distal end. There are prominent ripples on the dorsal face.

There is a small amount of retouch on the right of the dorsal side at the proximal end. The retouch is long and of a low angle.

The scraper measures 16.50mm in length, 16.43mm in width, 2.96mm in thickness and weighs 0.93g.

Class: Thumbnail

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.5 mm
Width: 16.43 mm
Thickness: 2.96 mm
Weight: 0.93 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 28th May 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7353

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
District: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Orsett (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6286
Four figure Latitude: 51.549637
Four figure longitude: 0.335088
1:25K map: TQ6286
1:10K map: TQ68NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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