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Record ID: ESS-AE2DB8
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
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Lithic point dating from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age. Its possible age covers a potentially vast span of time, from c. 100,000 years ago to c. 800 BC. The point is made on a triangular shaped flake, with evidence of invasive knapping on both faces and along the edges. There is a prominent bulb of percussion on the ventral face, which is suggestive of hard hammer knapping technique. The dorsal face features invasive large flake removals across the surface of the flake, with small 'retouch' along the right edge, and blunted retouch along the left edge. The flint is dark brown i…
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: ESS-DDDBFF
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Knapped handaxe of early to middle Palaeolithic date c. 500,000 years ago - 200,000 years ago. The tool is bifacial and ovate in shape, and features flake removals across a large portion of both faces. The proximal (butt) end is curved and the distal end is slightly narrower and is asymmetric in form, as one side is notched or shouldered whilst the other extends slightly higher and shows evidence of a breakage just to the side of the top-most point of the axe. The item is a pointed oval shape in section. The thickest portion of the tool is at the centre, tapering out in thick…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: ESS-8AD69B
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake point. The implement is ovoid/leaf shaped in plan, and tapers from the butt which is the thickect part of the item, to the point. The flake is somewhat thick throughout and the butt is formed from a large wegde shape, which seems to have no evidence of flaking present. It is possible that the flake was struck opportunistically, as there seems to be little preparation of the striking platform. The dorsal face features a prominent arris running down the centre. It was likely struck as a tertiary flake. There is semi-invasive flaking on the right side edge, where parallel …
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
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Record ID: ESS-75B3BC
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worked flint blade flake, possibly Mousterian. The flint is a very dark brown with some grey and cream coloured inclusions. It is roughly triangular or slightly 'S' shaped, tapering to a point at the distal end, where it curves slightly so that the point is bent at an angle. The implement was struck as a large flake from a core, possibly a Levallois core, and worked along the edges of both faces to produce a thinned edge. The dorsal face features the scars of at least three previous removals, as well as some smaller removals closer to the butt. The retouch around the edges is va…
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 14th July 2017
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Record ID: ESS-3EA95F
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large flint flake likely removed during a lithic reduction sequence. The artefact is made of light grey flint, with some cortex remaining on the proximal end of the dorsal face. The ventral face is convex and smooth, and though it is difficult to locate ripples of percussion, it seems likely that this face was detached from the flint nodule during the removal process. The dorsal face shows evidence of previous flake removals, with the entire left edge showing evidence of a steep-sided abrupt removal. There is no evidence of retouch on the item, though it may well have been used a…
Created on: Thursday 23rd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-3E75FA
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint flake likely removed during a lithic reduction process. The flake bears evidence of a bulb of percussion on the ventral face, with evidence of a faceted striking platform. There is a clean break on the left distal edge of the flake (when in ventral view). The dorsal face shows evidence of previous stepped removal fractures. There is little evidence of retouch, though there is perhaps a small localised portion on the distal edge of the dorsal face as the edge curves inwards and up again, forming a small 'inlet'. If this is retouch, it is perhaps evidence of fortuitous use of th…
Created on: Thursday 23rd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-46C877
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked pointed lithic implement. The tool is a dark grey flint with lighter grey and beige coloured inclusions. The surface retouch and flakes show evidence of having been 'rolled' or abraded, whilst the edge retouch is somewhat sharper. One side of the artefact looks to have less flake scars and a generally smooth apperance, suggesting the piece was struck as a large flake from a core and worked predominantly on the dorsal face. The tool is sub triangular in shape and oval in cross section. There is evidence of flake removals on the dorsal surface, though near the distal end the…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2017
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