LEIC-69B497: Lower paleolithic quartzite hand axe

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Unique ID: LEIC-69B497

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lower Paleolithic bi-facial quartzite hand axe, 103mm long, 93mm wide and 42mm thick. The object is in good condition with an ornage patina and weighs 421 grams. The object consists of a quartzite pebble which has had fairly large removals taken off each side to produce an axe point.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: 500000 BC
Date to: 40000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 103 mm
Width: 93 mm
Thickness: 42 mm
Weight: 421 g

Personal details

Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Dr Richard Pollard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2912
Four figure Latitude: 52.704898
Four figure longitude: -1.572246
1:25K map: SK2912
1:10K map: SK21SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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