SWYOR-BD78A1: Neolithic flint adze

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Unique ID: SWYOR-BD78A1

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A Neolithic flint flaked adze dating from 4000 - 2200 BC. The adze (or asymetric axe) is formed on dark grey high quality flint which is not patinated and which has few inclusions. It is sub-recatngular, tapering from a cutting edge of 40.5mm wide, to a rounded butt of 18mm wide. The sides are straight apart from the corners of the cutting edge which taper slightly. In cross section, the axe has a pointed oval asymetrical shape, being flatter on one face than the other. It is invasivly worked with covering, scaled, semi-abrupt retouch, with smaller removals from the edges. It is 127.4mm long, 40.5mm wide and 19.9mm thick. 95.26g. There is no polishing.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 127.4 mm
Width: 40.5 mm
Thickness: 19.9 mm
Weight: 95.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th February 2015 - Monday 9th March 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2546

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Eastbourne (District)
Parish or ward: Meads (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TV5996
Four figure Latitude: 50.74184489
Four figure longitude: 0.2521407
1:25K map: TV5996
1:10K map: TV56SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: walking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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