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Record ID: OXON-47D706
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete flint retouched flake of Palaeolithic date. The flake has been made from a yellowy-beige flint using hard hammer percussion. The bulb and platform are visible along with some soft-hammer retouching along the left lateral edge. This piece is hard to date as its execution is generally undiagnostic, however it is potentially Palaeolithic (c. 450,000-10,000 BC).
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 23rd August 2019
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Record ID: SUR-201861
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
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A pointed flint handaxe, 108mm in length and 189.6g in weight with bifacial working and a roughly lozengiform cross section. There is short sub-parallel abrupt retouch around all edges. According to Wymer's (1999) typological series, it can be described as part of his Mode 2 technology, Type F, with a trimmed butt, straight sides and an acute point. The handaxe has a brown patina corresponding to prolonged deposition in terrace gravels. The tip has a relatively fresh break which shows a brown coloured flint typical of nodules available from paleogene clay-with-flints deposits in downl…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: OXON-7C4F41
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint bladelet with a rubbed end dating to the Late Upper Palaeolithic or early Mesolithic period, c. 40,000 - 7,000 BC. The bladelet has been made from a tertiary flake of a mottled dark brown flint. Part of the platform has been retained and this also appears to have been rubbed, as has the distal end. There are thin flake scars over the dorsal surface. There is possible ancient reutilisation damage on the left hand edge.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: OXON-B29187
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint end-scraper made on a thick flake of a brown-orange flint. The scraper is sub-square in plan and broadly rectangular in profile, although the large bulb is retained on the reverse. There has been some recortication of the scraper, with this extending over the hard hammer retouching on the right side of the distal end. There are more modern removals (cutting through the patina of the recortication) to the left hand edge. This piece is hard to date as its execution is generally undiagnostic, however it is potentially Palaeolithic (c. 450,000-10,000 BC).
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-B9F46D
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Upper Paleolithic to Neolithic flint Plunging flake, no retouching with several flake removal scars. No photograph, and finder unknown.
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-8ED937
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a larger worked Prehistoric flake. There is some retouch along the straight edge; there is also modern damage and evidence of crushing along the other edges. An area of cortex is present on the ventral surface. The flint is patinated to a patchy orange-brown colour. Dimensions:
Created on: Saturday 17th July 2004
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woodstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-7F2596
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lower palaeolithic handaxe, dating from c. 476,000 - 421,000 BC. The handaxe has been made of a flint nodule that has a greyish-white outer colouring, likely to be from a chalk downlands source. Dating from the Anglian phase of the Lower Palaeolithic, c. 478,000 to 423,000 years ago, the hand axe has bifacial removals made using a hard hammer, such as another stone. Although the hand axe has some post-depositional damage and iron staining, it survives in very good condition. Based on the location of discovery this hand axe probably derived from the Caversham Channel, an ancient rout…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: BERK-682545
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tertiary flake with buff-coloured patina. This flake has been retouched on both lateral edges and the proximal tip, and the bulb has been removed. The same thick patina seen over the dorsal and ventral sides of the flake can be seen over the retouched edges. There is a sub-circular notch fracture at the proximal end, although this appears to be natural. The patina on this flake suggests a date of great antiquity, possible dating from the Upper Palaeolithic or Mesolithic periods (c.300,000 - 4500 BC). This retouched flake may have been used as an end and side scraper. The flake's sha…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Begbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-A8FB61
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Prehistoric flint flake. The flint is white-grey with small rust patches on the surface (possibly indicating the flint orignated in the Chilterns). There is an area of cortex present on the dorsal side that extends onto the butt. There are at least 3 clear flake scars on the ventral surface and a notch has been removed on the right side. There is some evidence of retouch within the notch. The flake has broken laterally and there is some modern edge damage.
Created on: Monday 11th October 2004
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goring Heath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-85BDCC
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Lower Palaeolithic (c800,000 to 180,000BC) handaxe made from grey brown flint patinated with ochre. The axe is fresh and unabraded but there is very slight damage on the cutting edge. The axe is cordate in shape with a twist on its cutting edge.
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: FAJN-66BBE9
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large Lower Palaeolithic Acheulean flint handaxe dating to c.340,000-190,000 bc (either 340,000-300,000 bc or 245,000-190,000 bc depending upon which Thames valley gravel terrace it was derived from). in slightly abraded condition. It is ovate in plan with a pointed oval cross section.
Created on: Thursday 8th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Abingdon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-648C34
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unusual flint flake, with some limited retouch along the lateral edges and distal tip. The flake has a natural hole towards the proximal tip, but it does not show signs of human manipulation. The distal tip is hooked and appears to have occured naturally when the flake was struck from the core. Although the retouch is minimal, there are signs of human working, and this flake may have been utilised as a scraper or blade (one edge is quite jagged). The tool may have have been utilised as a piercing tool as the tip shows signs of being pressed hard against something and is crushed and …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2009
Last updated: Monday 5th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Begbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-2CFDB4
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic flint flake (no. 8). Probably Upper Palaeolithic. No further details available.
Created on: Friday 17th June 2005
Last updated: Monday 5th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Banbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-38A5D3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lithic implement, possibly an Lower Paleolithic hand axe but it is also possible that it is a Late Neolithic 'Ovate'. Roughly flaked but with some finer retouch forming a point.
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2012
Last updated: Friday 24th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caversham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-396AC3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Prehistoric flint flake
Created on: Monday 15th October 2007
Last updated: Friday 15th August 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BERK-AFCCA2
Object type: POINT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
6 Late Upper Palaeolithic points
Created on: Friday 15th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: BERK-B09CC6
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint blade with possible truncation, possibly dating to the Upper Palaeolithic period.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: BERK-AC5646
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable Middle Palaeolithic handaxe. The handaxe is incomplete and was probably broken during manufacture or use, while one small area of more modern damage is evident. The handaxe is bifacially retouched, and a creamy grey core is covered by a thick orange patina, suggesting a gravel bed context or source, such as those known from Cassington, Oxon. The Devensian period at Cassington is well attested from evidence gained during gravel extractions. The period here dates from c.75,000BC to 35,000BC but this find is likely to have been redeposited from an earlier layer. The handaxe me…
Created on: Saturday 24th July 2010
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
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Record ID: BERK-2B1DB7
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Middle Palaeolithic Devensian cordiform handaxe from Cassington, Oxfordshire. The handaxe is bifacially retouched but does display some more modern weathering damage including fracturing and spooling. A grey-blue core is covered by a thick creamy-yellow patina. The handaxe measures 74.81mm long, 64.99mm wide and is 19.83mm thick. It measures 86.7gms. The Devensian period at Cassington is well attested from evidence gained during gravel extractions. The period here dates from c.75,000BC to 35,000BC.
Created on: Thursday 6th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Record ID: SUR-6F1AE5
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A handaxe of Lower Palaeolithic date measuring 159mm x 99mm. Bifacially worked with relatively crude flaking. Mmottled light grey flint and has a creamy patina and much iron staining. Some damage has occurred during the axe's long history.
Created on: Friday 6th July 2012
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2012
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