LIN-A61112: A Neolithic scraper tool

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Unique ID: LIN-A61112

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete knapped flint scraper dating to the later Neolithic or Bronze Age (c. 3000 BC - 1150 BC). The object is broadly oval shaped, with a flattened butt and rounded working edge. Struck from a core of mottled dark to medium grey flint, a tertiary flake with none of the cortex being retained. The platform is sub-triangular in plan and secondary modification in the form of directly applied scaled retouch is visible at the distal end. Preserved in fresh condition and largely unpatinated.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 41.6mm in length, 28.84mm in width, 11.95mm in thickness and 13.26g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3000 BC
Date to: Circa 1150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.6 mm
Width: 28.84 mm
Thickness: 11.95 mm
Weight: 13.26 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

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)
Parish or ward: Spilsby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3966
Four figure Latitude: 53.17296438
Four figure longitude: 0.0781455
1:25K map: TF3966
1:10K map: TF36NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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