SOM-16D5E9: Neolithic scraper

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Unique ID: SOM-16D5E9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint end scraper of probable Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 BC). The piece is struck off a tertiary flake / blade as there is no cortex remaining. The genral form is a broad, short, thick blade. The dorsal surface exhibits two negative flake scars from previous removals. There are breaks at the proximal end which appear to have removed the bulb of percussion although part of a strikeing platform remains. There is sub-parallel, semi abrupt retouch running along the distal end, long in the ceetre becoming short at the sides. Indents down both sides appear to be accidental damage rather than deliberate. The flint is light grey in colour, with a series of small cream coloured speckled inclsuions and larger white inclusions.

It is 58.09mm in length with a maximum width of 26.03mm and a minimum width of 23.56mm . It is 10.15mm thick, with a weight of 26.29g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 58.09 mm
Width: 26.03 mm
Thickness: 10.15 mm
Weight: 26.29 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Susan Walker
Identified by: Ms Susan Walker
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 016996

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Combe St. Nicholas (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3111
Four figure Latitude: 50.89434168
Four figure longitude: -2.98245681
1:25K map: ST3111
1:10K map: ST31SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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