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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: WILT-00A728

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An incomplete Neolithic polished axehead, dating to the period 3500 BC- 2200 BC. This appears to be the tip and most of the body, but as the cutting edge has broken off it is unclear how much of this is the original axehead. What remains is broadly oblong in shape, measuring 111.26mm in length, 52.92mm wide and 33.22mm thick, though it tapers to 7.33mm at the tip. In colour, the axehead is creamy-white, with patches of mid grey and flecks of light brown. The axehead is very smooth, heavily polished, with an abrupt break at the bottom, and small, scaled retouch or chipping on the left hand side of the ventral face.

No trace of the cortex remains. In total, this polished axehead weighs 242.97g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 111.16 mm
Width: 52.92 mm
Thickness: 33.22 mm
Weight: 242.97 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Miss Fiona Johnstone

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2017-33

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Manningford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1258
Four figure Latitude: 51.3209808
Four figure longitude: -1.82918548
1:25K map: SU1258
1:10K map: SU15NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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