Unique ID: NMS-ECAA52

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

Palaeolithic handaxe. Ovate handaxe in mint condition but with a small break at the butt end. Black flint with pale grey coarse grained inclusions, including a large one at the butt end, probably responsible for the v-shaped break. One face carries two small areas of fine grey pebble cortex. Dimensions 128 x 79 x 37mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: PALAEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 800000 BC
Date to: Circa 600000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 128 mm
Width: 79 mm
Thickness: 37 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2000 - Friday 19th May 2000

Personal details

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Identified by: Dr Peter Robins - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 35385

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint [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

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Coastland[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Thursday 12th July 2012
Updated: Thursday 16th August 2012

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