NMS-2E4C75: Flint axe

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Unique ID: NMS-2E4C75

Object type certainty: Certain
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Flaked flint axe in pale grey flint with coarse grained inclusions, negligible patination but with some spotty iron staining. Flaked overall and with all edges relatively sharp. The curved cutting edge and both lateral edges have a wavy profile from alternate flaking. There is no trace of polishing. In profile the axe is broadest about one third of its length from the cutting edge and thence curves slowly to a broad butt. Neolithic (c. 4000-1800BC)162 x 75 35mm.

Class: axe

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: 4000 BC
Date to: 1800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 162 mm
Width: 75 mm
Thickness: 35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
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Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
To be known as: Cawston

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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