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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: DOR-1DF251

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

An incomplete flint possibl end scraper. The distal end has been broken off and the retouch has been carried out on the proximal end. Made on a secondary flake of dark and light grey patchy flint with a mid gloss patina. At the proximal end the platform and bulb have been removed. On the ventral face numerous closely spaced waves of percussion. The distal end has a hinge fracture. There are two large flaking scars on the dorsal face and a very small area of nodule cortex at one side. There is short semi-abrupt sub-parallel retouch around the curved, tapered proximal edge covering around 40% of the perimeter.
Date: Neolithic c. 4000 - 2350 BC
Dimensions: 31.7 mm x 28.7 mm x 10.3 mm
Weight: 11.96 g

Class: End scraper

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.7 mm
Width: 28.7 mm
Thickness: 10.3 mm
Weight: 11.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th February 2010

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Gillingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7827
Four figure Latitude: 51.04192866
Four figure longitude: -2.31517581
1:25K map: ST7827
1:10K map: ST72NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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