KENT-DDD698: Coarse flint scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: KENT-DDD698

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A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC .

Description: The scraper was produced from a crusdely struck primary flake (indicated by the substantial cortex remaining on the dorsal face), roughly triangular in plan The flaking has left substantially conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial although heavily irregular bulb of percussion on the ventral face, indicating hard hammer (stone on stone rather than antler, bone or padded stone) technology was used in its production. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch from the dorsal face straight through the cortex, the edge created is very slight concaving the edge. The flint is a dark grey brown with some lighter areas, the cortex is medium to light grey-brown.

Measurements: 38.2mm length, 40.1mm wide, 13.96mm thick and 19.89g in weight.

Discussion: The coarse yet un patinated nature of this flint tool and its production by hard hammer technology makes a relatively late, i.e latter bronze age date most likely.

Class: Coarse Scraper

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.2 mm
Width: 40.1 mm
Thickness: 13.96 mm
Weight: 19.89 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Harbledown and Rough Common (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1158
Four figure Latitude: 51.28204663
Four figure longitude: 1.02421091
1:25K map: TR1158
1:10K map: TR15NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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