HAMP-4485BE:

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HANDAXE

Unique ID: HAMP-4485BE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe of chordate form (Wymer Type J), struck from a pale brown flint which is heavily patinated with a thick white patina from prolonged secondary deposition in calcareous sediments. The axe measures 92.6mm long by 74.6mm wide and 38.4mm thick and is bifacially worked with invasive soft hammer flaking covering both faces. The cutting edges are heavily abraded and the pointed tip has broken off.

Class: Wymer Type J

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 500000 BC
Date to: Circa 180000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 92.6 mm
Width: 74.6 mm
Thickness: 38.4 mm
Weight: 253.08 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Stokenchurch (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7793
Four figure Latitude: 51.63055325
Four figure longitude: -0.88892574
1:25K map: SU7793
1:10K map: SU79SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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