SF-296D07: SF-296D07: middle paleolithic cordate handaxe.

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Unique ID: SF-296D07

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete flint lower to middle paleolithic cordate handaxe. It is leaf-shaped and roughly planoconvex in cross-section. Both faces are covered with shallow, invasive flaking and there are further patches of sub-parallel, long, low angle retouch along the edges on both faces. The flint is dark brown in colour with a glossy patina and there are patches of a hard silty deposit on one face. It survives in remarkably fine condition with fairly sharp edges and minimal damage.

Length: 146.34mm, width: 92.90mm, thickness: 28.73mm, weight: 408g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 40001 BC
Date to: Circa 180000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 146.34 mm
Width: 92.9 mm
Thickness: 28.73 mm
Weight: 408 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Edward Martin

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: Iken

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Unknown
General landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 3 years ago

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