DUR-C639E2: DUR-C639E2 : Scraper : Mesolithic

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: DUR-C639E2

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

A complete flint Scraper of Mesolithic date (9000-3450 BC). The lithic is sub-triangular in plan and plano-convex in section. The dorsal surface has four predominant negative scars, one of which is a deep hinged flake removal. The left hand edge retains cortex along its length and fine semi-abrupt retouch along the right hand edge. The distal end tapers to a slight point and the proximal end has been abruptly blunted. The ventral surface is slightly concave and has shallow ripples of percussion emanating from a small bulb of percussion situated a t the distal end. The flake retains a minor amount of cortex and is therefore a secondary flake.

The flint is grey in colour with dark grey inclusions throughout. The cortex is light brown.

Length: 34.42mm, Width: 22.75mm, Thickness: 4.73mm, Weight: 3.50g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MESOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 3450 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.42 mm
Width: 22.75 mm
Thickness: 4.73 mm
Weight: 3.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gateshead (Metropolitan District)
District: Gateshead (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Blaydon (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ1557
Four figure Latitude: 54.90749365
Four figure longitude: -1.76758321
1:25K map: NZ1557
1:10K map: NZ15NE
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: DUR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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