SF-42B8C0: SF-42B8C0: Neolithic polished handaxe

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: SF-42B8C0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A reworked Neolithic polished stone reworked axehead. It is roughly oval in shape and plano-convex in cross section. Several areas on both faces feature the original polished surface and this is particularly apparent at the butt end of one face. The outer end appears to have broken away, however, and the remaining portion of the axe has been retouched with large, scaled, invasive flakes to allow it to be reused. The stone is light grey in colour, perhaps some kind of flint, with some patination and patches of high gloss in places.

The original polished axe would have been of Neolithic date, but the retouch and reuse could have occurred as late as the Bronze Age. Other similar examples have been recorded on the PAS database, including SF-8DABF7 & SF-904B71 from Suffolk.

Length: 57.97mm, width: 54.13mm, thickness: 16.84mm, weight: 57.22g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 1601 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 57.97 mm
Width: 54.13 mm
Thickness: 16.84 mm
Weight: 57.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st May 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

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: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Sutton

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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