NLM5630: Lithic.
5630

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POLISHED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: NLM5630

Object type certainty: Certain
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Neolithic axe head shaped by a combination of knapping and polishing.

Notes:

Checked following Sophie catley. Identification changed from 'Axehead' to 'Polished axehead'. Dating completed; amended from 'Neolithic 3000BC' to 'Neolithic [early] 4000-3000' following source record. Drawing ref. added.

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: 3000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 107.5 mm
Width: 60.9 mm
Thickness: 30.7 mm
Weight: 215 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Marina Elwes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM2400

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: LINCOLNSHIRE WELTON LE MARSH

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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