HESH-1B3DE2: Neolithic:Thumbnail Scraper

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THUMB NAIL SCRAPER

Unique ID: HESH-1B3DE2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Two burnt later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC) thumbnail scrapers formed on mid grey flakes of tertiary flint. The flake are broad and squat - originally being oval in plan but they are now both D shaped; in cross section they are broadly sub-rectangular. The flint flakes are well preserved - evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen along the curved external edges of both the flakes. This retouch is short, sub-parallel and abrupt in nature. The retouch is well applied and controlled suggesting skill and competence. Both these scrapers have been burnt in a fire and have a crazed surface patina - their burning may possibly suggest that they were possibly reused as pot-boilers. Thumbnail scrapers are seen as being a utility domestic scraping tool; they frequently occur in assemblages dating to the beaker period - Late Neolithic and early Bronze Age.

Dimensions:

1. 20.9mm length, 17.5mm width, 11.7mm thick and weighs 6.1 grams.

2. 21.7mm length, 19.1mm width, 9.1mm thick and weighs 3.9 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Circa 1800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E.01743

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Pembridge and Lyonshall with Titley (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3658
Four figure Latitude: 52.21647872
Four figure longitude: -2.93818457
1:25K map: SO3658
1:10K map: SO35NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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