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Record ID: WILT-155FE2
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower Palaeolithic greensand chert probably Acheulian handaxe, water worn and with a natural (roundish) flake scar on one face. It measures 156mm in length, is max.92.41mm wide and max.43.14mm thick. It is tear-drop-shaped and there is some probable (old) damage at the pointed end. With much thanks to Martin Green and Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen for identification. Martin Green comments, 'It has had a hard life'.
Created on: Friday 6th March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
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Record ID: WILT-A75BF1
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Spherical flint nodule, c.770mm in diameter. The cortex has a crazed appearance and is chipped. In two places large areas of a chipped light brown flint beneath the cortex can be seen. Although a natural flint nodule, the wear suggests it may have been used as a Prehistoric hammerstone.
Created on: Friday 14th September 2007
Last updated: Friday 28th April 2017
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Record ID: WILT-22EC93
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large flint flake, 110mm long and 39mm at its widest point. Most of the flake is flat (max 11mm thick) but it is circular in section at one end and broken, so an odd circular fossil is visible. The circular section is surrounded in coretex. Coretx covers approx.25% of the flake. The flat part of the flake is smooth on one side and curving - presumably the result of a strike, and the flake above it being lifted off. It has a milky-white patination. The other side rises to a ridge running the length at the middle. To one side of the ridge it has milky-white patination, to the other the f…
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMS1785
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large narrow thick flake with negative scars from removals from each end. Stained brown and lightly rolled. Probably Palaeolithic (lower).
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'POSTWICK WITH WITTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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