ESS-55454C: Hand axe

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Unique ID: ESS-55454C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lithic handaxe, knapped from mid grey flint, of probable Palaeolithic date. Flakes have been removed from both surfaces to shape the axe, which is oval in plan. It has an elongated lenticular cross section with pointed edges. The edges of the axe are damaged and worn. The surface of the axe is a creamy white colour, however the grey flint can be seen on the more recent damage to the axe. The axe is 93.7mm long, 81.1mm wide and is 24.4mm thick.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 93.7 mm
Width: 81.1 mm
Thickness: 24.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7742

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Fingringhoe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0219
Four figure Latitude: 51.83307118
Four figure longitude: 0.9303574
1:25K map: TM0219
1:10K map: TM01NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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