BERK-A8E873: Neolithic axe - front.

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Unique ID: BERK-A8E873

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Neolithic flint axe (3,500-2,100BC). Cream/pale grey flint with iron staining (this usually indicates the flint originated in the Chilterns). Two small areas of polishing, one on each side, but otherwise flake scars are present on all surfaces. The butt end is slightly rounded and the sides taper gradually before tapering in to the pointed opposite end.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: AD 3500
Date to: AD 2100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 116.05 mm
Width: 38.6 mm
Thickness: 18.8 mm
Weight: 103.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2004 - Tuesday 1st June 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Ms Sally Worrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Goring Heath

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst accompanying partner who detects.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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