HESH-5AAC63: Early Bronze Age Thumbnail Scraper

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Unique ID: HESH-5AAC63

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Lilly Chitty Collection

A Bronze Age thumbnail scraper (2,500 to 800 BC), black in colour.

This piece is sub-circular in plan and sub-triangular in section. The eighth of 10 pieces, this piece has the number "8" written in biro on a label stuck to the ventral face. This small scraper, made of high quality black flint, has been subjected to a substantial amount of weathering, and was probably found within the vicinity of a paleochannel, as it looks and feels water-worn. Despite this wear, some rings of percussion are still visible on the dorsal face where flakes have been removed.

This piece weigh 1 gram, measuring 12.5mm in length, 13.4mm in width and 4.9mm in thickness.

Source Chalk Nodule
Colour Black



Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Ludlow Museum Resource Centre
Subsequent action after recording: Part of an extant museum collection


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Exactly 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.5 mm
Width: 13.4 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st May 1967

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Rowe
Identified by: Mr Jack Rowe
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: PRN:03551
Other reference: LFC14
Museum accession number: SHYMS: 1982/999/10.030.020

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: The Llan

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Current location: Ludlow Museum Resource Centre
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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