NLM-F1DD64: Mesolithic Scraper

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Unique ID: NLM-F1DD64

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Grey flint scraper. A roughly L-shaped flake with long narrow parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly hollowed ventral surface, both characteristic features of flint work of the later Mesolithic period. Misty white patina has developed over struck faces, suggesting the object has endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. This patina is interrupted by short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect, with limited subsequent adventitious chipping, probably to form a notched scraper. Suggested date: Late Mesolithic, 7000-4000 BC.

Length: 34.7mm, Width: 18.0mm, Thickness: 5.7mm, Weight: 3.02gms

Class: Hollow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 7000 BC
Date to: Circa 4000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.7 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Weight: 3.02 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 16th January 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM38422

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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

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