PAS-2C8693: Water Newton: A neolithic Langdale axe fragment (possibly)

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LITHIC IMPLEMENT

Unique ID: PAS-2C8693

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Worked fragment of volcanic tuff, possibly from a polished Langdale axehead or similar tool. One face is highly polished and the remaining faces are roughly broken. Petrology of the sample shows fine blue/grey tuff with fine porosity and no large inclusions. The lithic weighs 25g and measures 56 x 34 x 14 mm.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by the finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Weight: 25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th August 2007 - Saturday 18th August 2007

Rally details.

This object was found at Water Newton I

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 3037

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Water Newton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1294
Four figure Latitude: 52.532361
Four figure longitude: -0.350312
1:25K map: TL1294
1:10K map: TL19SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found at the Water Newton rally
Current location: Retained by the finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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