SF-145F64: SF-145F64: Neolithic axe

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Unique ID: SF-145F64

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An incomplete Neolithic flaked an polished flint axe. It is roughly triangular in shape, with largely straight sides and a slightly outwards curving blade end. Both faces are covered with scaled, covering retouch and have been partially polished on the ridges between the flaking scars. The blade end has also been polished to create a sharp cutting edge. There is an abrupt break across the butt end and its tip is missing. The flint is an opaque light grey in colour with some surface patination.

Length: 94.87mm, width: 48.86mm, thickness: 11.93mm, weight: 16.37g

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 2351 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 94.87 mm
Width: 48.86 mm
Thickness: 11.93 mm
Weight: 16.37 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Lackford

References cited

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