NARC-1B9476: NARC-1B9476 : Scraper : Mesolithic

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Unique ID: NARC-1B9476

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete flint Scraper of Mesolithic date (9000 - 3450 BC). The lithic is sub-rectangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The dorsal surface contains four predominant negative scars, one of which is a hinged flake removal situated along the right hand edge. The proximal edge has been blunted and there is some rough semi-abrupt retouch to the distal hand left hand edges. The ventral surface is concave and retains a small bulb of percussion at the distal end. The lithic retains some cortex and is therefore a secondary flake.

The flint is mid-brown in colour with light brown and grey inclusions throughout.

Length: 34.07mm, Width: 16.78mm, Thickness: 5.33mm, Weight: 3.2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 9000 BC
Date to: Circa 3450 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.07 mm
Width: 16.78 mm
Thickness: 5.33 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Overstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7965
Four figure Latitude: 52.27748139
Four figure longitude: -0.8435067
1:25K map: SP7965
1:10K map: SP76NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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