SF-41E663: Palaeolithic Hand Axe

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Unique ID: SF-41E663

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Small flint bifacially worked axe, mottled mid to dark grey flint. Length 85mm, width 65mm, thickness 25mm. Seen by N Barton, British Museum who commented on the small size (one of the Ipswich pits may have produced similar handaxes?) and agreed with the identification.


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Circa 5000000 BC
Date to: Circa 180000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 85 mm
Width: 65 mm
Thickness: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Judith Plouviez
Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ipswich Museum entry form 0087

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
Parish or ward: Shotley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM2534
Four figure Latitude: 51.958932
Four figure longitude: 1.273395
1:25K map: TM2534
1:10K map: TM23SE
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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Updated: 5 years ago

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