DEV-88E92D: Prehistoric flint scraper

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Unique ID: DEV-88E92D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flint scraper of probable later prehistoric date, c. 3,300-800 BC. Worked from a primary flake of grey-brown flint, with cortex covering all of those areas not exhibiting retouch. Crude removals struck from the proximal end have thinned the flake, removing the bulb of percussion. Short, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch is exhibited around the perimeter of the dorsal face, with the exception of the proximal end.

Dimensions: length 41.7mm; width 45.2mm; thickness 12.5mm; weight 30.26g.

It is impossible to date a single undiagnostic flint with confidence, however the crude knapping, large size and limited retouch would suggest a later pre-historic date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.7 mm
Width: 45.2 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Weight: 30.26 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017648

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Otterton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0884
Four figure Latitude: 50.64839446
Four figure longitude: -3.30264451
1:25K map: SY0884
1:10K map: SY04NE
Grid reference source: From 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: DEV
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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