HESH-F99AE3: Neolithic: Thumb Nail Scraper

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THUMB NAIL SCRAPER

Unique ID: HESH-F99AE3

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Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC) thumbnail scraper formed on a mid grey piece of tertiary debitage. The flint flake is broad and squat being oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The flint flake is not well preserved - evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen along two edges of the flake. This retouch is sort, sub-parallel and abrupt in nature. Thumb nail scrapers are seen as being a utility domestic scraping tool; they frequently occur in assemblages dating to the beaker period - Late Neolithic and early Bronze Age.

Dimensions: 26.9mm, 21.7mm, 8.4mm 5.82 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.9 mm
Width: 21.7 mm
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Weight: 5.82 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Entry Form: HFDMG: 3490

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)
Parish or ward: Bosbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6845
Four figure Latitude: 52.10240164
Four figure longitude: -2.46859744
1:25K map: SO6845
1:10K map: SO64NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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