SUR-790197: Palaeolithic: Handaxe

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HANDAXE

Unique ID: SUR-790197

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A large sharply-tapering lower Palaeolithic handaxe with a rounded butt. The extreme point is missing. The axe is patinated ochre but where damage occurs appears to be of pale grey flint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 500000 BC
Date to: Circa 40000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 147 mm
Width: 91.21 mm
Thickness: 47 mm
Weight: 516 g

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B11-38

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Earley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7670
Four figure Latitude: 51.423924
Four figure longitude: -0.908326
1:25K map: SU7670
1:10K map: SU77SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: About 1985 during work on the River Loddon involving the removal of a weir
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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