SF-ADC3D0: Lithic implement

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HANDAXE

Unique ID: SF-ADC3D0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A flint handaxe in sharp condition with all-over shallow bifacial retouch, very unifrom slightly pointed oval in shape. Unpatinated or stained and a dark brown/black flint with one plae grey patch near the tip. Length 99mm, width 77mm and maximum thickness is 24mm.

This axe looks like a relatively recent product, however no obvious recent flake scar marks are visible, so it has probably been buried for some time. None-the-less its discovered position, only 15cm deep, suggests a re-deposition from an unknown context. It could therefore be modern and in the form of a middle Palaeolithic hand axe.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: 40 BC
Date to: 8 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 99 mm
Width: 77 mm
Thickness: 24 mm
Weight: 177 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Dr Colin Pendleton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Bawdsey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Cliff and related features

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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