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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: SF-268B06

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete knapped flint end scraper of probable Late Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age date, c. 3000-1500 BC. Manufactured on a tertiary flake of translucent brownish fine-grained flint with only a small patch of cortex on its dorsal surface, the support has had its proximal end intentionally removed. The scraper is effectively horseshoe shaped, a single dorsal arrise visible and secondary working (in the form of directly applied parallel long removals) creating a convex working edge at the distal end of the piece. Preserved in fresh condition it measures 38.59mm in length down its axis of percussion, 23.01mm wide at its midpoint by 5.21mm thick, and weighs 6.15g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3000 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.59 mm
Width: 23.01 mm
Thickness: 5.21 mm
Weight: 6.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Monk Soham

Spatial coordinates


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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