YORYM-9057FB: Neolithic : Scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: YORYM-9057FB

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, formed from a primary flake which is D-shaped in plan and section. The ventral surface displays a striking platform, bulb of percussion, and ripples of percussion. The dorsal surface is largely flat with covering cortex. Semi-abrupt, short, sub-parallel retouch is present around the distal portion from the dorsal surface.

The flint is dark grey in colour. The implement is 39.9mm long, 36.8mm wide, 11.1mm thick and weighs 15g.

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 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.9 mm
Width: 36.8 mm
Thickness: 11.1 mm
Weight: 15 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06072

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: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Hutton Buscel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9785
Four figure Latitude: 54.25149637
Four figure longitude: -0.51270675
1:25K map: SE9785
1:10K map: SE98NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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