KENT-8BE570: Flint scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: KENT-8BE570

Object type certainty: Certain
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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 broken elongated ovoid primary flake (indicated by the substantial cortex remaining on the dorsal face) from a larger possibly naturally shattered flint (indicated by the multiple step and pitted like fractures on the part sof the edges). The flaking has left substantially conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial 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 ventral face but is slightly difficult to distinguish from the frost damge. The flint is a light grey brown with some lighter areas around the step like fractures on the ventral faces, the cortex is dark grey-brown

Measurements: 35.71mm long, 17.4mm wide, 6.07mm thick and 4.84g in weight.

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.71 mm
Width: 17.4 mm
Thickness: 6.07 mm
Weight: 4.84 g

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Goodnestone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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