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HANDAXE

Unique ID: SF-2DD64E

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

A complete flint lower paleolithic handaxe. It is crudely pointed in shape and has been created on a cobble with part of the cortex remaining on both faces. Bifacially worked using a soft hammer. The flint is an opaque mottled grey colour with a shiny patina. The edges are abraded or 'rolled' as is to be expected given its coastal findspot.

With thanks to Dr Hannah Cutler for identification.

Length: 105.78mm, width: 63.56mm, thickness: 31.60mm, weight: 235g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 500000 BC
Date to: Circa 300000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 105.78 mm
Width: 63.56 mm
Thickness: 31.6 mm
Weight: 235 g

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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