DEV-EAE593: Late neolithic to bronze age scraper

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Unique ID: DEV-EAE593

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A Late Neolithic to Bronze Age flint side scraper, probably dating to c. AD 3000-800. Made of a tertiary flake of translucent brown flint, sub-rectangualr in plan and sub-trapezoidal in cross section, with both the proximal and distal ends worked away. The proximal end has been blunted with some fairly irregular removals, struck from the ventral face. The left mesal edge and distal edge of the dorsal face have been blunted using short, abrupt, sub-parallel/scalar retouch, with the retouch to the right mesal edge being semi-abrupt and scalar/stepped, although this edge has been more hihgly abraded than the others. Two main removal scars are visible on the dorsal face, one struck at 45 degrees to the other and the overall flake removal.

Dimensions: length 30.4mm; width 26.0mm; thickness 8.5mm; weight 8.46g.

See also DEV-EA7FE8 and DEV-EA1237, parts of the same scatter of flint.

Class: Side scraper

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.4 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Weight: 8.46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019303

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Torridge (District)
Parish or ward: Landcross (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS4624
Four figure Latitude: 50.9947345
Four figure longitude: -4.19585531
1:25K map: SS4624
1:10K map: SS42SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: DEV
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Updated: About one year ago

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