YORYM-1AF22B: Neolithic : Scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: YORYM-1AF22B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete knapped lithic implement of Neolithic date, circa 4000 - 2300 BC. The implement is a scraper, designed to be held between the thumb and forefinger, formed from a secondary flake which is sub-ovate in plan and D-shaped in section. The ventral surface is smooth and displays a striking platform and prominent bulb of percussion. The dorsal surface retains 10% cortex with long, scaled, semi-abrupt retouch to create the scraping edge.

The flint is dark grey colour, with pale mottling on the dorsal surface, and paler and darker mottling on the ventral. Length: 36.8mm, width: 35.1mm, thickness: 6.4mm, weight: 13.1g.

Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronologically distinctive than other artefact types. They had many different functions as they were very useful tools and were employed, for example, for skinning animals, removing the fatty deposit from hinds and much more.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa AD 4000
Date to: Circa AD 2300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.8 mm
Width: 35.1 mm
Thickness: 6.4 mm
Weight: 13.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Adam Parker
Identified by: Mr Adam Parker

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06057

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: Kelk (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1160
Four figure Latitude: 54.02406765
Four figure longitude: -0.3071117
1:25K map: TA1160
1:10K map: TA16SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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