WMID-46C7A2: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age: Hollow scraper

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Unique ID: WMID-46C7A2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete flint hollow scraper, of probable Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age dating (3300 BC to 1000 BC).

The scraper is irregular in shape, with a triangular cross section. It consists of a wider end, which then narrows to a thinner square end. A deliberate circular notch has been taken out of one side, with abrupt, short, acute retouch around it and along the edge below it. A small amount of cortex is present at the wide end.

It measures 40.7 mm in length, a maximum width of 15.3 mm and 6.1 mm thick. It weighs 3.2 g.

The flint is a mid to dark grey colour, with little surface patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 3300 BC
Date to: Circa 1000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.7 mm
Width: 15.3 mm
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd June 2019 - Monday 3rd June 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croxden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0640
Four figure Latitude: 52.95734031
Four figure longitude: -1.91213288
1:25K map: SK0640
1:10K map: SK04SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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