IOW-9CAC70: IOW-9CAC70 Neolithic Flint Axehead

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: IOW-9CAC70

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

A fragment of a Neolthic flint axehead (3500 BC-2100 BC).
The fragment is the butt end of the axehead. It is sub-rectangular in plan, sub-triangular in side view and pointed oval in cross-section. Both faces have been knapped overall. The arises are not sharp. No polish visible. One face has a light buff patina and the other face has a variable patina ranging from pale buff to reddish brown.
The break is old and is also patinated in similar colors to the faces.
60.6 x 41.2 x 20.9mm. Weight: 56.94g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Isle of Wight Heritage Service
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 60.6 mm
Width: 41.2 mm
Thickness: 20.9 mm
Weight: 56.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th April 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Ms Rebecca Loader
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-13-1

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found while dog walking
Current location: Isle of Wight Heritage Service
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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