HESH-896BF4: NEOLITHIC SCRAPER

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: HESH-896BF4

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

Eardisland History and Heritage Group

Site Code: HLF 07

Site Summary:

Finds made during the excavation of two trenches placed across parallel linear cropmarks. The cropmarks are approximately 60m long and 4m apart. The trenches were dug on cultivated land and excavated to the natural sub-strata.

Trench A Sector 1

Context 002 - Subsoil (?)

Small irregular snapped flake or more likely blade of late Mesolithic or Neolithic date (6500 -2100BC). The flake is broadly a D shape with one edge being deliberately snapped. The flint is a mid brown colour and of relatively good quality. There is no evidence of a bulb of percussion being present and both edges have been reworked / flaked to create a scraping tool. It is likely that this artefact would have been created either from a blade or a waste flake which has been deliberately snapped. The working is relatively crude and irregular. It is possible that this blade flake represents a crude scraper.

Length 14.2mm , Width 18.9mm, Thickness 3.6mm, Weight 1.19 grams

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 6500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.2 mm
Width: 18.9 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 1.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th August 2007 - Monday 8th October 2007

Personal details

Recorded by: Mrs Pat Kay
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 43962
Other reference: HLF 07

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Eardisland

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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