DOR-C918FF: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age Horseshoe scraper

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Unique ID: DOR-C918FF

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A scraper made on a sub-oval, horseshoe shaped secondary flake of dark grey flint. The flint is semi-translucent with a mid-gloss patina and thick nodular cortex remains on the whole of the flat striking platform. The dorsal face shows central broad flake removal scars and short, scaled, semi-abrupt retouch around the distal end. The ventral face has a prominent bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a hard hammer such as a hammerstone.

Date: Early Bronze Age - 2350 to 1600 BC

Dimensions: 29.9mm x 34.7mm x 9.5mm

Weight: 12g

Class: Horseshoe Scraper

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2350 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.9 mm
Width: 34.7 mm
Thickness: 9.5 mm
Weight: 12 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 1-8 SCMS - 016498

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Milton Abbas (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8101
Four figure Latitude: 50.80823778
Four figure longitude: -2.27102228
1:25K map: ST8101
1:10K map: ST80SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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