HAMP-008852: Neolithic flint axe

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AXE

Unique ID: HAMP-008852

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete flint axe of Neolithic date (4500 BC – 2000 BC). The implement is a mixture of light grey and weathered white on its surface. It is symmetrical in plan, with slightly serpentine edges when viewed from the side; the longitudinal edges have been slightly 'battered'. In cross-section the axe is sub-lozengiform. In plan, the butt is evenly curved, as is the cutting edge which is also semi-circular. One face is less worked towards the butt end; there is a stop beyond this ridge which corresponds with a depression on the other surface. On this same face there is a relatively unworked area towards the cutting edge. On the opposite surface the area above the cutting edge is higher with some relatively long removals down to the cutting edge. Some of the features suggest that the axe might not have been fully finished; although both faces have been knapped overall such that no cortex survives there is no evidence of grinding.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 4500 BC
Date to: 2000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 173 mm
Width: 70.8 mm
Thickness: 35 mm
Weight: 406 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Matt Garner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2124; R433

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint

Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Martin (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0618
Four figure Latitude: 50.961394
Four figure longitude: -1.915939
1:25K map: SU0618
1:10K map: SU01NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: Wednesday 13th June 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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