SF-B8D7C6: Hand axe

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Unique ID: SF-B8D7C6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A unifacial plano-convex handaxe made on a large flake which remains without further retouch on the bulbous face. There is extensive all-over heavy flaking on the dorsal face. The flint is a motled brown due to staining, the surface is relatively glossy and the flake edges are all slightly rounded suggesting either rolling or wind/water abrasion. This handaxe is Lower Palaeolithic in date.

Dr Kevin Leahy adds: the unifacial form of this implement suggests that it was made using the Levallois technique which would allow it to be placed in the Middle Palaeolithic.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
Date from: Circa 250000 BC
Date to: Circa 180000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 110.5 mm
Width: 70.3 mm
Weight: 285.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Dr Colin Pendleton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Arwarton

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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