SWYOR-78F524: Neolithic flint scraper

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Unique ID: SWYOR-78F524

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint scraper probably dating from the Neolithic period (4000 BC - 2200 BC). The scraper is formed on a tertiary flake of dark grey flint. It is roughly a quarter circle in plan and is thick and D shaped in section. There is long, sub-parallel, abrupt retouch on the distal and left sides, and short, scaled, abrupt retouch on the right side. There is a small area of patination on the dorsal face. The scraper is 36.5mm long, 32.7mm wide and 13.3mm thick. 20.06g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.5 mm
Width: 32.7 mm
Thickness: 13.3 mm
Weight: 20.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th February 2015 - Sunday 15th February 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2502

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Spalford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8469
Four figure Latitude: 53.2114348
Four figure longitude: -0.74364341
1:25K map: SK8469
1:10K map: SK86NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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