LVPL-27EF60: Bronze Age flint scraper

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Unique ID: LVPL-27EF60

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint coarse retouched flake probably dating to the later Bronze Age. The object is triangular in cross-section with the remains of cortex on one side of the dorsal face. At the proximal end is a large triangular striking platform while a small (possibly accidental) triangular platform is at the distal end. Along the long edge the retouch is short, sub-parallel and at a low angle. A small amount of retouch is also on the opposite edge where the cortex has been removed. It is also short, sub-parallel and low angled. The flint has a dark grey cortex and a toffee brown to light cream mottled surface.

Dimensions: 30mm in length, 15mm in width at the centre, 10mm thick, 3.20g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Wednesday 16th March 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
To be known as: Burscough

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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