YORYM-20EA81: Neolithic : Scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: YORYM-20EA81

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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 tertiary flake which is ovate in plan and plano-convex in section. The ventral surface is smooth and displays a striking platform and prominent, central bulb of percussion. The dorsal surface has no cortex and is worked with long, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt angled retouch to create the scraping edge.

The flint is pale grey in colour, darker on the left corner. Length: 39.6mm, width: 31.0mm, thickness: 14.2mm, weight: 14.3g.

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: 39.6 mm
Width: 31 mm
Thickness: 14.2 mm
Weight: 14.3 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06217

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)
To be known as: Cottam

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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