BERK-042843: Bronze Age Gouge: Gouge

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GOUGE

Unique ID: BERK-042843

Object type certainty: Certain
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A nearly complete cast copper-alloy socketed gouge dating to the Ewart Park phase of the Bronze Age, Needham's (1996) Phase 7, that is c. 1100 to 800 BC. The socketed end of the gouge has a circular section and an internal diameter of 16 mm. The end of the socket, which may have been collared or just lipped, is now missing due to an old break. The gouge tapers down its length into a C-shaped section, with a furrow widening down the length from the open socket. The furrow widens from a point to c. 9mm. A gouge of this type would have been used for woodworking. Similar examples are recorded on this database including one from Dorset (DOR-FD5EF4), another from near Salisbury (WILT-1D68BC) as well as part of a hoard from Cumbria (LANCUM-6F9525).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1100 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 80.8 mm
Weight: 48.8 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.390

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Preshute (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1571
Four figure Latitude: 51.43780084
Four figure longitude: -1.785591
1:25K map: SU1571
1:10K map: SU17SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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