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SF-58F111: Part polished flint axehead of Neolithic date

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: SF-58F111

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An unpatinated and part polished flint axehead of Neolithic date. It is struck from a dark grey/brown flint and has relatively straight sides with a pointed-oval shaped cross section. The blade end is roughly crescentic in form but has suffered from some damage to the cutting edge itself resulting in uneven flake removal. Both faces have extensive and fine flake removal and the remains of polished surfaces are visible particularly in higher areas of the faces and towards the blade ends. Areas of polishing at the blade end towards the end of flake scars indicates that it was probably never fully polished in its entirety. The butt end has a single, relatively steep transverse flake scar. The entire axe measures 112.77mm in length, 48.98mm in width, 19.88mm in thickness and 131.07g in weight. This is a part polished flint axehead of Neolithic date, c.4000-2350 BC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 112.77 mm
Width: 48.98 mm
Thickness: 19.88 mm
Weight: 131.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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