PUBLIC-59E6C8: Bronze Age copper alloy gouge

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-59E6C8

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A nearly complete cast copper-alloy socketed gouge dating to c. 1000 to 650 BC. The gouge is oval in cross section and narrows from the base to the tip. On both sides are visible small ribs, residue of the casting process. The tip of the object is thinner than the body and is U-shape in cross section with a central groove that is 33 mm in length and narrows down through the body, disappearing before reaching the base. It is 13.66 at the cutting edge and widens to 18.74 at the socket. The gouge has not been finished as elements from the casting process have not been removed. According to Pearce (1983:43), socketed gouges 'appear to have begun in the Wilburton phase, and continued as part of the tool repertoire until the end of the Bronze Age', although most socketed gouges can be dated to the Ewart Park phase of between c. 1000 - c. 800 BC.

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Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50.2 mm
Weight: 29.1 g
Diameter: 18.74 mm

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Recorded by: Mr Ron Lyus
Identified by: Mr Ron Lyus

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Melton Ross area

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

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