HAMP-E00C26: Lower Palaeolithic handaxe

Rights Holder: Winchester Museum Service
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

HANDAXE

Unique ID: HAMP-E00C26

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An ovate flint handaxe of Lower Palaeolithic date. The implement is bi-facially worked and roughly symmetrical both in plan and profile. The flake removals cover the whole of both surfaces, and colour varies from a dark orange-brown to pale grey and buff, the majority being of a yellow shade. There is a small shallow hole on the ventral face, at the proximal end which looks deliberate due to its regular shape. In addition to this, also on the ventral face, there are two incised lines which are deeper than the knapped surface.

Class: ovate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 91.26 mm
Width: 69.58 mm
Thickness: 27.63 mm
Weight: 211 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th May 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Miss Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2146

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Gosport (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ5799
Four figure Latitude: 50.787777
Four figure longitude: -1.192751
1:25K map: SZ5799
1:10K map: SZ59SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Above high water

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HAMP-222E28
Object type: HANDAXE
Broadperiod: PALAEOLITHIC
A flint handaxe of the Lower Palaeolithic (500,000-180,000 BC). The implement is ovate in shape and bi-facially worked being roughly symmetri…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: HAMP-38CEF3
Object type: HANDAXE
Broadperiod: PALAEOLITHIC
An ovate flint handaxe of Lower Paleolithic date. The implement is bi-facially worked and roughly symmetrical both in plan and profile. The fl…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: IOW-E10E88
Object type: HANDAXE
Broadperiod: PALAEOLITHIC
Almost complete "sub-cordate" flint handaxe of Lower Palaeolithic date (500000 BC – 40000 BC). Length 115mm, width 83mm and 34mm thick. Weig…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.