SUR-85BDCC: Palaeolithic: Handaxe

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Unique ID: SUR-85BDCC

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A Lower Palaeolithic (c800,000 to 180,000BC) handaxe made from grey brown flint patinated with ochre. The axe is fresh and unabraded but there is very slight damage on the cutting edge. The axe is cordate in shape with a twist on its cutting edge.

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: 92 mm
Width: 75 mm
Thickness: 26 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-108

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Shiplake (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7578
Four figure Latitude: 51.49597652
Four figure longitude: -0.9210112
1:25K map: SU7578
1:10K map: SU77NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: SUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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