SOM-F31D27: SCRAPER (Tool)

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: SOM-F31D27

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

A probable later Neolithic to Bronze Age flint scraper dating to the period c.2700-1600 BC The piece is struck off a secondary flake as it retains <20% of its cortex at the distal end. It is broadly ovoid in shape, and slighly convex in profile, tapering towards the distal end. The dorsal surface exhibits several negative flake scars from previous removals from the same platform. There is a prominent bulb of percussion on the ventral face and part of a striking platform remains. One of the mesal edges, has short parallel semi-abrupt retouch along the endtire edge creating a scraping blade. The flint, itself is dark grey in colour with light grey mottled inclusions and a buff coloured cortex.

It is 28.27mm in length, with a width of 21.99mm and a thickness of 6.77mm, it weighs 4.73g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 2700 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.27 mm
Width: 21.99 mm
Thickness: 6.77 mm
Weight: 4.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Thursday 20th October 2016

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 no 17437

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Budock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW7831
Four figure Latitude: 50.13743162
Four figure longitude: -5.10804637
1:25K map: SW7831
1:10K map: SW71SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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