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Record ID: BERK-325B98
Object type: STRIKE A LIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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Two possible strike-a-lights, one on a prehistoric core, shown modern reuse of a prehistoric object. Found near a railway cutting so could be associated with navvies there c1840s possibly. Metal stains on core fragment.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
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Record ID: OXON-B18F30
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
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A modern (c. AD 1800-2010) flint scraper made on an ancient flake of uncertain prehistoric date. The scraper is broadly circular in plan with part of the platform and the buld retained. There is some re-cortication, through which the modern retouching is cut. The modern retouching is at the proximal tip and around the distal edge. It is possible that a farm worker (for example) may have created and used this scraper in Victorian (or even more modern) times. The Victorians also used to practice flint knapping; this example is of the incorrect shape to be a gun flint so was probably form…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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