YORYM-605298: Neolithic to Bronze Age : Scraper

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Unique ID: YORYM-605298

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete knapped lithic implement of late Neolithic to early Bronze Age date, circa 2700 - 1600 BC. The implement is a notched scraper formed from a tertiary flake which is sub-ovate in plan and section. The ventral surface is mostly smooth displaying a bulb or percussion and bulbar scar from which ripples of percussion radiate. The dorsal surface is irregular with long flakes having been removed and a notch is present to the left mesial edge which displays short, abrupt, scaled retouch. The right-hand distal edge has been shaped into a point by spall removal perpendicular to the point and is likely to have functioned as an awl or piercer.

The flint is a patchy grey to white colour with some iron staining on the surface. The implement is 53.9mm long, 36.2mm wide, 9.9mm thick and weighs 18.2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2700 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.9 mm
Width: 36.2 mm
Thickness: 9.9 mm
Weight: 18.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bempton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA2073
Four figure Latitude: 54.13883382
Four figure longitude: -0.16465832
1:25K map: TA2073
1:10K map: TA27SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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