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I hope some one can help me, I have done quite well finding 5 mammoth teeth
since January at Cart Gap Happisburgh, but have yet to get my eye in for a hand axe or
scraper or anything possibly man made. Last week I found a possible scraper at Carp Gap Happisburgh in Norfolk and I hope someone can give me some help
and advice.  I hope pictures are ok I have tried to take different angles but my camera not great on macro setting. The measurements are 6cm by 5cms Thank you

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Hello, your flint looks as if it has been freshly broken( no patina) and allthough there are sites where ancient tools look similar, I doubt wether this is a manmade implement.
Can you share a bit more about the site where it has been found?

greets, Bert
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Hello Jan, I am not sure about this either! May I suggest you take it to an Archaeologist in the area where it was found (if possible) or your local area. It might be a boring tool.Please let us know the outcome.
Colin Huller
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Weald on Bed
Yes - it's a worked flint. Probably a core that's been re-purposed as a scraper (you can see where a few blades were previously flaked off). Shape & size certainly typical of Neolithic scrapers. Looks like it fits the hand nicely.
If you look at pics 2 + 3, you can clearly see that the re-touching (small flakes taken off the edge to sharpen it) is quite neat, regular and mostly restricted to two edges - that's the give-away. Whilst you do sometimes get natural damage that can look like re-touching, that would be randomly distributed along all exposed edges. As for the lack of patination, that's quite normal for Norfolk!
Nice find.
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Sorry for delay in thanking everyone for their answers.. I have been away on
holiday, but very happy to come back and find you have taken the time to help this newbie,
learn about this wonderful hobbie. Thank you especially Weald on Bed for your informative
answer. Here’s hoping I am getting my “eye in” for more finds on these fantastic Norfolk beaches.

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