SF-30EAD3: SF-30EAD3: Bronze Age scraper

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Unique ID: SF-30EAD3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete flint scraper of probable Bronze Age date. It is roughly rectangular in shape with a curved distal end. It has very crude sub-parallel, abrupt, long retouch around the distal end and extending down both sides. There is thick white patination on both faces with some orange staining around the ridges, which the retouch has removed suggest reuse of an older, already patinated flake. The butt is narrow and the bulb of percussion prominant. The flint is mid-grey in colour.

Length: 49.81mm, width: 37.97mm, thickness: 13.80mm, weight: 36.30g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2550 BC
Date to: Circa 1601 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.81 mm
Width: 37.97 mm
Thickness: 13.8 mm
Weight: 36.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Great Barton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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