YORYM-E1CEB5: Neolithic : Scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: YORYM-E1CEB5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete knapped lithic implement of Neolithic date, circa 4000 - 2300 BC. The implement is a scraper, designed to be held between the thumb and forefinger, formed from a tertiary flake which is D-shaped in plan and section. The ventral surface displays long flake removals with no bulb of percussion or striking platform remaining. The dorsal surface is irregular, displaying numerous negative scars and corresponding arises. Semi-abrupt, short, parallel retouch is present around the edges.

The flint is a dark black/grey in colour. The implement is 24.3mm long, 18.5mm wide, 6.2mm thick and weighs 2.8g.

Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronologically distinctive than other artefact types. They had many different functions as they were very useful tools and were employed, for example, for skinning animals, removing the fatty deposit from hinds and much more.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.3 mm
Width: 18.5 mm
Thickness: 6.2 mm
Weight: 2.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05561

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Hutton Buscel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9785
Four figure Latitude: 54.25149637
Four figure longitude: -0.51270675
1:25K map: SE9785
1:10K map: SE98NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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