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Record ID: DOR-C1E30D
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Bournemouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large flint handaxe of sub-triangular shape. It is similar to, although less well defined than axes of the Boute CoupĂ© tradition. The flint is patchy brown and dark grey with some lighter cream coloured patches. The surface has a low gloss and some areas of milky-white patination.The axe tapers towards a rounded cutting edge with some recent damage. It is extensively bifacially flaked with wide scalar, low angle removals to thin the body of the axe. It has a plano-convex cross section. The side profile is straight. The butt of the axe is broad and has an area of modern damage at on…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
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Record ID: CORN-DA3498
Object type: TRANCHET AXEHEAD
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Bournemouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Mesolithic tranchet axe or adze, rectangular in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile, triangular in section at the butt end and lenticular at the slightly wider blade end. Made on an elongated flint nodule which has been flaked from both faces to remove most of the cortex, except for a small patch at the butt end, to produce the outline shape of the axe. Large flakes have been removed from one edge of both faces, mid-way along the axe, resulting in a thinning of the axe at this point, apparently for hafting the axe. At the blade end, the axe has been thinned on both faces by the removal o…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-BB2D23
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bournemouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is sub-triangular in plan with a lozenge shaped cross-section. The flint has a rounded point and two seperate barbs. There is no central tang and it does not appear that one has broken away. The object has short parallel long angled retouch along each edge and is flaked on each surface. One long edge measures 5mm thick, while the opposite long edge is just 2mm thick. The arrowhead is on a light grey flint with no remaining cortex. Dimensions: 53mm in lenght, 25mm in width (at base), 3.5mm in width (at tip), 5.5mm thick, 5.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
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