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    • Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER

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Record ID: HESH-F9EEEA
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC) thumbnail scraper formed on a mid grey flake of flint. The flake is broad and squat being recently snapped at the mid point - originally it would have been oval in plan but now is D shaped; in cross section it is broadly sub-rectangular. The flint flake is well preserved - evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen along curved external edge of the flake. This retouch is sort, sub-parallel and abrupt in nature. The retouch is well applied and controlled suggesting skill and competitence.Thumb nail scrapers are seen as …
Created on: Friday 7th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: HESH-F99AE3
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC) thumbnail scraper formed on a mid grey piece of tertiary debitage. The flint flake is broad and squat being oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The flint flake is not well preserved - evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen along two edges of the flake. This retouch is sort, sub-parallel and abrupt in nature. Thumb nail 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: 26.9mm…
Created on: Friday 7th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: HESH-30F2F2
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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Flint thumbnail scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2300 -1800BC). The scraper is formed from a mottled brown coloured piece of flint most probably selected from the waste / debitage from the tertiary phase of tool making. The ventral face shows some conchoidal ripples but striking platform etc. has been removed by snapping. The dorsal face has multiple and layered series of flake facets. These are most dense around the edge where a series of neat regular well applied secondary retouch can be seen. This has been well applied and forms a slightly serrated cutting / scra…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Canon Pyon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-30EE74
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint thumbnail scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2300 -1800BC). The scraper is formed from a mottled brown coloured piece of flint most probably selected from the waste / debitage from the secondary phase of tool making . The ventral face shows some conchoidal ripples but striking platform etc. has been removed by snapping. The dorsal face has multiple and layered series of flake facets. These are most dense around the edge where a series of neat regular well applied secondary retouch can be seen. This has been well applied and forms a slightly serrated cutting / sc…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Canon Pyon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3DFB53
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint thumbnail (horseshoe) scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2300 -1800BC). The scraper is formed from a mottled grey brown coloured piece of flint with a relatively uniform matrix. It is created from a tertiary flake (due to the size of the scraper this may originally be debitage). The ventral face shows clear evidence of the point and bulb of percussion as well as conchoidal fractures that ripple diagonally across the flake suggesting that this flake was struck transversely from a prepared nodule. The bulb has been trimmed by flaking and an area of modern damage …
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme Lacy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-F22DB3
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint thumbnail scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2300 -1800BC). The scraper is formed on a tertiary piece of debitage / waste flake which is a mottled grey black colour. The ventral face shows some conchoidal ripples and the base of the bulb of percussion. The dorsal face has multiple and layered series of flake facets. These are most dense around the edge where a series of neat regular well applied secondary retouch can be seen. This has been well applied and forms a slightly serrated cutting / scraping edge. Little or no retouch is applied to the edges on the ven…
Created on: Sunday 27th March 2011
Last updated: Sunday 24th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0856D4
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint thumbnail (side and end) scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2300 -1800BC). The scraper is formed from a grey colour piece of flint with a relatively uniform matrix. It is created from a tertiary flake (due to the size of the scraper this may originally be debitage). The ventral face shows clear evidence of the bulb of percussion and conchoidal fractures. The bulb has been trimmed by flaking and an area of modern damage can be seen on one of the worked edges. The dorsal face has a series of flake facets, where flakes have been removed to thin the thickness of the…
Created on: Thursday 22nd October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6D2D04
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint ‘thumbnail’ scraper of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC). The flint flake is relatively broad and squat being oval in plan and sub-rectangular (D shaped) in cross section. It has been formed from a secondary piece of debitage (or waste flint). The flake measures 26.3mm length, 23.5mm width, is 5mm thick and weighs 3.41 grams. The bulb of percussion has been removed from the reverse face but clear conchoidal fractures can be seen expanding from a point. It seems likely that this flake was removed originally as there is a large flaw and hinge…
Created on: Thursday 28th February 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2011
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Record ID: HESH-BDE617
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint ‘thumbnail’ scraper of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2500 - 1500 BC). The flint flake is broad and squat being oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. It measures 21.2mm length, 24.9mm width, is 7.6mm thick and weighs 4.08 grams. The flint flake is not well preserved and the bulb of percussion on the reverse face cannot be identified. Evidence for retouch or secondary working can be seen on the front end / edge of the flake; these facets are small neat and regular. Other evidence of secondary working cannot be seen. Both faces of the tool have i…
Created on: Monday 16th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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