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HANDAXE

Unique ID: SF4142

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Ovate handaxe, broken at one end in antiquity. Glossy red/brown stained flint with a large number of coarse-grained inclusions. An old but thinly patinated chip indicates that the flint is probably pale grey in colour. One face is flaked all over; the opposed face is more than 50% cortex, which is thick but weathered, of a buff colour with black speckled staining. Dimensions: 124 mm surviving length, 85 mm wide and 30 mm thick. Condition: lightly rolled. Wymer does not list any Palaeolithic material from the immediate area, but gives examples of handaxes from Belton Common and Hopton-on-Sea.

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: 500000 BC
Date to: 10000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 124 mm
Width: 85 mm
Thickness: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
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Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
To be known as: SOMERLEYTON ASHBY AND HERRINGFLEET

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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