DENO-855E35: Palaeolithic Hand Axe

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Unique ID: DENO-855E35

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Palaeolithic sub-cordate hand axe, Both faces have small area of thin, smooth cortex while one flake has a large 'pot lid' scar (equally patinated and stained brown as the rest of the hand axe). Flakes have been removed from both surfaces to shape the axe. It is an elongated oval in plan, tapering toward a pointed cutting end. The edges of the axe are damaged and worn. The appearance of the hand axe is suggestive that it is derived from a gravel deposit.

Length 152mm, width 85.7mm, thickness 38.9mm, weight 523.6g Found on Happisburgh beach, Norfolk, summer 2008

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Exactly 800000 BC
Date to: Exactly 180000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 152 mm
Width: 85.7 mm
Thickness: 38.9 mm
Weight: 523.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 31st May 2008 - Monday 31st August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Patricia Davidson
Identified by: Miss Anja Rohde

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E6637

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Happisburgh Beach

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: Tuesday 20th September 2011
Updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014

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