NMS-39110C: Palaeolithic handaxe

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Unique ID: NMS-39110C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lower Palaeolithic handaxe of type D (Wymer 1968, 1999.) Hard hammer struck from a suitable flat and slightly irregular nodule of mottled grey and black flint, now unpatinated; both faces have a patch of cortex extant, one appearing as a hollow where the flake removals did not succeed in being deep enough to level the concavity. All the edges and high points of the flake scars are heavily rolled. 143.5 x 80 x 37 mm. Weight: 432g.

Found on beach. Recorded and sketched by the late Tony Gregory in 1975.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa 600000 BC
Date to: Circa 150001 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 143.5 mm
Width: 80 mm
Thickness: 37 mm
Weight: 432 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1975 - Wednesday 31st December 1975

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mr Jason Gibbons

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 8369
Other reference: ENF134447

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Lessingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG4029
Four figure Latitude: 52.80511001
Four figure longitude: 1.55925658
1:25K map: TG4029
1:10K map: TG42NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Above high water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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