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a Barton 1992: table 4.31. b Jacobi 2004: table 8.

a Barton 1992: table 4.31. b Jacobi 2004: table 8.

edge is a narrow strip of cortex while the other lateral edge has been retouched for its whole length. That the scraper should have been made on a blade fits the pattern observed for end-scrapers from find spots occupied during the first half of the Late Glacial Interstadial (Jacobi 2004: table 31). In its second half, as at Hengistbury Head (Barton 1992: 108), scrapers are more often made on flakes. Likewise, the presence of retouch on a lateral edge is a feature to be observed on the majority of end-scrapers from sites used during the earlier part of the Interstadial (Jacobi 2004: tables 16 and 31).

The burin is one of five from the cave. Four of these burins are on a retouched truncation (Fig. 7.9) and the fifth a burin on a break. That four of the five burins should be on retouched truncation is perfectly consistent with an age for this group in the first part of the Late Glacial Interstadial (Jacobi 2004: table 32). Also consistent with this context is the fact that all the burin edges are narrow and are well adapted to tasks such as the working of bone and antler by the 'groove and splinter' technique. At Creswell Crags

Fig. 7.10. Church Hole: piercer; bec

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