BERK-E8EFBC: Mesolithic scraper: Three end (nose) scrapers

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A collection of three end-scrapers, dating to the Mesolithic period. Two of the scrapers are complete while a third is truncated. All three are made on secondary flakes and all have steep soft hammer retouching at the dorsal distal end. The colour of the flint varies from mottled blue-grey to brown. This style of scraper is usually associated with the Mesolithic period, dating from c. 10,000 - 4000 BC.

These objects are part of a larger collection from what appears to be a multiphase site.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Ms Alison Roberts

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.615

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Fyfield and Tubney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4299
Four figure Latitude: 51.68819219
Four figure longitude: -1.39383229
1:25K map: SU4299
1:10K map: SU49NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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