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Record ID: SF-90A9FD
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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A complete but highly weathered flint handaxe dating to the Lower Palaeolithic, c. 500,000-250,000 BC. It is broadly ovate in plan and sub-lenticular in section, demonstrating a reasonable degree of bi-lateral symmetry. Manufactured on a piece of flint which has now patinated a deep orangey tan colour, the butt-end of the handaxe demonstrates heavily abraded cortex, an additional small patch of which is present on one edge of the object. Both faces demonstrate covering secondary modification in the form of soft hammer removals which have served to completely remove the original support…
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hintlesham', grid reference and parish protected.

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