AXE

Unique ID: DENO-855E35

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

A Palaeolithic sub-cordate hand axe, Both faces have small area of thin, smooth cortex while one flake has a large 'pot lid' scar (equally patinated and stained brown as the rest of the hand axe). Flakes have been removed from both surfaces to shape the axe. It is an elongated oval in plan, tapering toward a pointed cutting end. The edges of the axe are damaged and worn. The appearance of the hand axe is suggestive that it is derived from a gravel deposit.

Length 152mm, width 85.7mm, thickness 38.9mm, weight 523.6g Found on Happisburgh beach, Norfolk, summer 2008

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: PALAEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly 500000 BC
Date to: Exactly 8300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 152 mm
Width: 85.7 mm
Thickness: 38.9 mm
Weight: 523.6 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 31st May 2008 - Monday 31st August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Patricia Davidson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Anja Rohde - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E6637

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Norfolk
District: North Norfolk
To be known as: Happisburgh Beach

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 20th September 2011
Updated: Sunday 25th March 2012

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