HAMP-E1FF33: Palaeolithic Levallois Core

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Unique ID: HAMP-E1FF33

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Middle Palaeolithic Levallois core, knapped from very high quality dark black flint. The core has two convex faces. The upper surface has a considerable amount of flakes removed, leaving a large amount of flaking scars and impact ripples on the surface. There are patches of natural mid-grey cortex surviving on the outer edges of this surface. The other face has a bulb of percussion and there is a hinged fracture along part of the outer edge. This surface has only been worked around the edge, the majority of the surface remaining smooth with the exception of a few small scars. There is a large patch of cortex covering just over one eighth of the surface, which extends from one edge towards the centre of the surface. The core is 121.6mm long, 78.25mm wide and 32.33mm thick.

Class: Core
Sub class: Levallois

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
Date from: 200000 BC
Date to: 15000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 121.6 mm
Width: 78.25 mm
Thickness: 32.33 mm
Weight: 312 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1990

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E1285

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
Parish or ward: Aldeburgh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM4656
Four figure Latitude: 52.147453
Four figure longitude: 1.594249
1:25K map: TM4656
1:10K map: TM45NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland

References cited

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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