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Record ID: SF-2899A7
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A bifacially worked flint handaxe of Lower Palaeolithic date. It is pointed in form, pointed oval in cross-section, and struck from a grey/brown flint that has extensive and thick orange/yellow patination that is speckled in places. Both faces have covering, low angled and scalar retouch, the dorsal face retaining an area of cortex at its centre. More recent damage has resulted in exposure of the unpatinated flint, particularly around the edges and tip of the object, and a modern breakage to one side has been repaired by the finder. This axe measures 118.03mm in length, 63.15mm in wid…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0BE51F
Object type: POINT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A patinated blade point projectile of Early Upper Palaeolithic date. It is struck from a grey flint that is patinated dark yellow/orange to brown, particularly at the proximal(?) end. The blade is triangular in cross section, with parallel blade scars on the dorsal face and a hinge fracture at the distal(?) end. Both edges have limited flake removal that is perhaps the result of use wear or damage rather than deliberate retouch. At the proximal(?) end the dorsal face has invasive and low angled parallel flake removal, while the ventral face has extensive covering and scaled retouch. I…
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3EC884
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large flint blade core of possible Upper Palaeolithic or Mesolithic date. It is struck from a mottled dark brown flint that has had the exterior surfaces removed from all faces with the exception of traces of cortex on one side. It is now roughly square in section and rectangular in form, tapering towards one end. The core has two opposed striking platforms and one face has multiple long blade scars. It measures 132.61mm in length, 70.52mm in width, 70.66mm in thickness, and weighs 859g. This is a large blade core of probable Upper Palaeolithic to early Mesolithic date, c.80,000-6.500 BC.
Created on: Monday 18th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-61B7F4
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint laurel leaf blade, probably of Neolithic, or possibly earlier, date. It is struck from a grey/brown flint that has a mottled orange/white patina. The object is ovoid in form, biconvex in section and bifacially worked, narrowing at one end but seemingly complete. Both faces have shallow but well controlled retouch formed from relatively large, shallow flakes with limited edge retouch at both ends and in areas of the sides/edges. It measures 133.48mm in length, 58.99mm in width, 14.10mm in thickness, and weighs 119.52g. The form of this object suggest it is probably a dagger …
Created on: Wednesday 1st June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Parham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-AE50E5
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large flint handaxe of Palaeolithic date in the Acheulian tradition. It is sub-triangular in form with a pointed oval shaped cross section and struck from flint that has a stained medium to dark brown colour. The axe has a rounded tip with triangular butt end and heavy flake scars on all surfaces. It shows signs of having been rolled whilst in the ground. This axehead measures 186mm in length, 115mm in width, 52mm in thickness and weighs 989g. It is of Lower Palaeolithic date, c.500,000-40,000 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 5th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-41E663
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small flint bifacially worked axe, mottled mid to dark grey flint. Length 85mm, width 65mm, thickness 25mm. Seen by N Barton, British Museum who commented on the small size (one of the Ipswich pits may have produced similar handaxes?) and agreed with the identification.
Created on: Monday 2nd June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-ADC3D0
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint handaxe in sharp condition with all-over shallow bifacial retouch, very unifrom slightly pointed oval in shape. Unpatinated or stained and a dark brown/black flint with one plae grey patch near the tip. Length 99mm, width 77mm and maximum thickness is 24mm. This axe looks like a relatively recent product, however no obvious recent flake scar marks are visible, so it has probably been buried for some time. None-the-less its discovered position, only 15cm deep, suggests a re-deposition from an unknown context. It could therefore be modern and in the form of a middle Palaeolith…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0446A5
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint handaxe of lower Palaeolithic date, complete apart from a single flake removed from the base of one edge. It is pointed and sub-triangular and is only slightly rolled, though possibly partly through beach action. The rounded butt end has cortex remaining on part of it. The flint is irregularly stained with mixed pale to dark browns over varied pale to dark grey flint, which is exposed by the detached flake.
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2006
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Benacre', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B8D7C6
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A unifacial plano-convex handaxe made on a large flake which remains without further retouch on the bulbous face. There is extensive all-over heavy flaking on the dorsal face. The flint is a motled brown due to staining, the surface is relatively glossy and the flake edges are all slightly rounded suggesting either rolling or wind/water abrasion. This handaxe is Lower Palaeolithic in date. Dr Kevin Leahy adds: the unifacial form of this implement suggests that it was made using the Levallois technique which would allow it to be placed in the Middle Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Arwarton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-504961
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A heavily stained medium brown abraded worked flint blade. Measuring 88mm in length and 23mm in width this blade has extensive recent damage exposing a plae grey flint beneath the patina. It is most likely to have been either water abraded or a glacial erratic. It is Palaeolithic in date.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'All Saints and St nicholas South Elmham', grid reference and parish protected.


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