SF8376: Drawing of palaeolithic handaxe

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Unique ID: SF8376

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Large flint hand-axe, squat ovate form. Rolled and abraded condition. Stained deep mid and dark brown, with a recent chip from one edge revealing pale grey flint beneath. Lower (early) Palaeolithic, c. 500,000 BC to 40,000 BC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 180 mm
Width: 116 mm
Thickness: 49 mm
Weight: 1005 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2002

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Colin Pendleton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: HIGHAM

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
Discovery circumstances: From spoil around bridge reconstruction
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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