YORYM-0436E4: Neolithic : Scraper

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SCRAPER (TOOL)

Unique ID: YORYM-0436E4

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, designed to be held between the thumb and forefinger, formed from a secondary flake which is D-shaped in plan and section. The ventral surface is smooth. The dorsal surface displays multiple removals with long and short, semi-abrupt, sub-parallel retouch along the curved edge.

The flint is a light grey/white in colour. The implement is 27.3mm long, 26.1mm wide, 9.1mm thick and weighs 6.7g.

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: 27.3 mm
Width: 26.1 mm
Thickness: 9.1 mm
Weight: 6.7 g

Personal details

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

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: Centred on parish
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: About one month ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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