SOM-621616: Bronze Age scrapers

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Unique ID: SOM-621616

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint scraper and retouched incomplete flint flake of probable later Prehistoric date.

1. A large, sub-rectangular tertiary flake of beige-brown flint mottled with areas of sandy, cortex-like inclusions. The dorsal face exhibits a number of irregularly sized removals, all probably from the same platform as the overall removal, some abrasion along the dorsal end of the striking platform would suggest the use of platform preparation.The bulb of percussion is relatively diffuse, allthough this is likely down to the nature of the raw material, and is unscarred. The left and distal edges of the dorsal face exhibits, short, semi abrupt retouch which is sub-parallel/scalar in character. There is a localised area of abrupt retouch on the right edge of the same face. length 50.3mm; width 48.8mm; thickness 14.3mm; weight 38.01g.

2. An incomplete tertiary flake of brown-black flint with some areas of cloudy, grey inclusions. The surviving portion comprises of the distal end only. Removal scars on the dorsal face suggest the use of atleast 2 platforms, one at 45 degrees to the other. There is a small, localised area of short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch at the distal end of the flake, present on both faces. Length 27.8mm; width 27.7mm; thickness 6.7mm; weight 3.93g.

The relatively crude knapping of the pieces and their large size would probably suggest a later prehistoric date, although this cannot be suggested with certainty given the small size of the collection.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3300 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Weight: 41.94 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019984

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Kingstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3913
Four figure Latitude: 50.9132264
Four figure longitude: -2.86905741
1:25K map: ST3913
1:10K map: ST31SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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