YORYM-E64C2B: Neolithic : scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: YORYM-E64C2B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Complete rounded flint scraper, dating within the period from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age (c. 10000 - 1600 BC). The flint is broadly triangular in plan. The ventral face is flat and smooth, with an angled lozenge-shaped striking platform at the proximal end and a shallow bulb of percussion below it. The dorsal face is convex and retains much of its cortex. It has short, semi-abrupt retouch covering 75% of its distal end and sides on the dorsal face and short, semi-abrupt retouch along the proximal edge on the ventral face. It is possible that these represent two periods of retouch and use. The flint is dark grey mottled with white. It is 34.74mm in length, 33.50mm in width and 10.20mm in thickness. It weighs 11.69g.

Flint scrapers of this form are fairly ubiquitous and consequently difficult to date without context. Similar examples have been dated from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age, eg, KENT-B8882D, SWYOR-1DB0FB and PUBLIC-AA7014.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa 1600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.74 mm
Width: 33.5 mm
Thickness: 10.2 mm
Weight: 11.69 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E05653

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cottam (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9766
Four figure Latitude: 54.08079308
Four figure longitude: -0.5188166
1:25K map: SE9766
1:10K map: SE96NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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