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The Selby Antiquarian Collection

Flint scraper, Caldons Hill

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

An oval scraper on a flake of brown flint.  Retouch around much of edge.

 

Large scrapers like this were multi-purpose tools used for cutting, scraping and cleaning bone, wood and animal hide.

Place of Discovery:
Caldons Hill, Stoneykirk
Materials/Media:
Flint
Dimensions:
Length: 36mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2004.06.84
Digital Number:
SMAH 059
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Murray, J. 2005. The William McDowall Selby Collection, Trans DGNHAS LXXIX, 147-172.