HAMP-E07EB3: Middle Palaeolithic handaxe

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Unique ID: HAMP-E07EB3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cordate Middle Palaeolithic flint handaxe, bifacially knapped and lightly iron stained. There are areas which appear a pale buff colour on each side as they have not been stained. The remaining area is coloured in shades ranging between mustard yellow and a dark brown on the edges of the most stained areas. There is a small shallow hole in the ventral face of irregular shape.

Class: cordate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 112.67 mm
Width: 69.35 mm
Thickness: 34.28 mm
Weight: 300 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: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Central Southsea (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ6598
Four figure Latitude: 50.7779452
Four figure longitude: -1.07945195
1:25K map: SZ6598
1:10K map: SZ68SE
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.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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