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Record ID: SWYOR-2FD821
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Devon
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A complete bifacially flaked flint handaxe dating from the Lower Palaeolithic, about 500,000-250,000 BC. It can be classified as pointed in form, with a rounded, wider butt, making it a pointed ovate, and is a pointed oval shape in cross section. The butt end retains much cortex. The flint is grey and is well patinated with iron staining making it orangey brown. The cortex is a cramy brown colour. The arrises are worn and abraded. Invasive flaking, probably soft hammer, has been used to shape the rounded butt and the tapering cutting end. About half of one surface is flaked, and about …
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-97C9DD
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Palaeolithic (Middle) to Palaeolithic (MIddle) point, 52mm long, 32mm wide, 14mm thick and 25.1g in weight. Made on a limestone that is dark grey in colour. The dorsal face of the point has been semi-abruptly retouched around the entire right lateral edge and the distal end and the left edge has received some attention. The point seems to have been made by a non-prepared core technique, possibly a discoidal method.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-97BA6B
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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.Palaeolithic (Middle) to Palaeolithic (MIddle) point, 44mm long, 26mm wide, 9mm thick and 10.6g in weight. Made on a flint that has turned an opaque light greyish cream colour through patination. The ventral face of the point has been semi-abruptly retouched and the left edge has been notched twice, presumably for the purposes of hafting. The point seems to have been made by a prepared core technique different to the Levallois method.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-97A9E2
Object type: CORE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Palaeolithic (Middle) Levallois core, 96mm long, 82mm wide, 47mm thick and 414.3g in weight. Made on a chalky flint riddled with impurities. Like a typical Levallois core one face is hierarchially distinguishable from the other. The upper surface has been centripetally flaked creating a domed profile, their is a large striking platform also. Although no Levallois preferential flake has been removed, one has been attempted. The failed attempt to remove the flake is down to the poor quality of the raw material. This has lead to its abandonment in this state.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-971EC4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Palaeolithic (Lower) to Palaeolithic (MIddle)scraper, 48mm long, 64mm wide, 18mm thick and 67.8g in weight. Made on a chert-like material that has turned almost completely dark brownish grey through patination, apart from one small area where the original mid brown colour remains. The piece has been made on a large thick flake of Palaeolithic origin and is lightly retouched along the distal end. Flake scars on the dorsal face indicate parallel flaking methods and the butt shows evidence of preparation.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-970B3E
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Palaeolithic (Lower) to Palaeolithic (Middle) proto-biface, 112mm long, 64mm wide, 44mm thick and 306.2g in weight. Crude looking handaxe that has turned almost completely creamy white through patination. Cutting edge only down one side and rather thick, not thinned by soft hammer percussion.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-73D23C
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Palaeolithic (Lower) to Palaeolithic (Middle) handaxe fragment, 64mm long, 42mm wide, 19mm thick and 59.2g in weight. Made on a dark grey flint that has turned almost completely to a chalky cream through patination. Bifacially worked, this is the bottom part of a broken handaxe.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1FA69B
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worked flint of deep brown/beige colour. There is working around most edges of the flake. When viewed from the ventral face, there is an extremely prominent bulb 'ripple' pattern, suggesting a forceful flake removal. The entire edge of the flake has been 'backed' or retouched by steep sided removals which blunt the edge of the flake. This backing is extremely prominent on the lower right edge when viewed from the ventral face where removals have completely blunted and thickened the edge resulting in a 9.5mm thick edge. The striking platform has also been worked with invasive scaled r…
Created on: Friday 20th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E05454
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bifacially flaked flint handaxe of sub-cordate form dating to the Lower Palaeolithic c.500,000-250,000 BC. Description: The handaxe has a rounded butt, wider middle and a rounded pointed cutting end. It has been bifacially worked, with flaking covering both sides, this has been uneven however leaving one side with a deep uneven hinge fracture. In cross-section the handaxe is a pointed oval. The edges are defined by invasive, scaled, angled retouch. The blade edge narrows but not quite to a point but quite thick so is likely sub-cordate. The flint is unpatinated and a dark grey-brown…
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-66039C
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
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Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake, of thick, triangular section, of a similar patination to other flints recovered from the Cromer forest bed formation: - it is of dark grey flint with lighter grey inclusions, now stained almost black from exposure to the peaty deposit, making the flint look as if it's of better quality than it is. The condition is rather fresh, there is small amounts of abrasion to the flake ridges and the edges, making the irregular, bifacial flake removals from parts of the edges difficult to ascertain if they are use wear, retouch or post depositional damage, or i…
Created on: Friday 29th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-63C4E7
Object type: CLEAVER
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Handaxe, of Cleaver form (Wymer's type H) with the primary cutting-edge profile of type E (straight), the other edge can be regarded as a type F (reverse "S" twist), though this is largely due to a natural hollow and awkward knapping angles towards the butt on this side, rather than production from a large struck flake blank, Hollows and cortex are present to both faces suggesting this Cleaver was produced from an amoebic nodule, or natural fractures thereof. All flake removals are semi-hard hammer struck, invasive, and where platform angles allow, overlap the centre-line. The broad ti…
Created on: Friday 29th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AD90CA
Object type: HANDAXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete probable ovate flint handaxe of Lower Palaeolithic date (500,000 - 180,000 BC), Description: The handaxe is incomplete and has a heavily tumbled surface. It was produced via bifacial working with one face being almost entirely destroyed by damage leaving it rough and pitted. The point is rounded and one edge of the remaining face is incomplete also. The flint is the characteristic light brown-orangey 'toffee' colour with some brown to light brown iron staining typical of Palaeolithic flint finds Measurements:79.65mm long, 57.03mm wide, 20.21mm thick and 84.75g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AD3AB6
Object type: POINT
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Mousterian point of Middle Palaeolithic date. Description: The point is roughly triangular in plan and cross-section, with an apparently facetted but end although this is heavily worn. The point is formed by long flaked removals with retouch heavily obscured by patination and recortication but appears to be long scaled low angle retouch. The conchoidal rippling on the flaking is substantial on the dorsal face while the bulb and conchoidal rippling on the ventral side is very subtle, indicating mixed technique used in its production. The flint is heavily patinated white with…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-975BF6
Object type: BACKED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
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A probable flint backed blade of late paleolithic date. Description: The blade is is D-Shaped, with a wide crushed back straight backed edge with formed by covering covering scaled abrupt retouch. The edge is partially worked with some short scaled low angle retouch. The bulb of percussion is low and somewhat obscured by the backing of the blade. The flint is heavily mottled dark grey with a number of patches of light grey brown inclusions. Measurements: 62.77mm long, 32.91mm wide, 13.05mm thick and 29.51g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-91419B
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Correction blade from an opposed platform core, Hard hammer struck, of unpatinated mottled grey flint with some small iron scrapes from agicultural impements. Bulb of percussion removed by a transverse bending fracture, some irregular damage or use wear to both lateral edges. Possibly Upper Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-91080B
Object type: CRESTED BLADE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
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Soft hammer struck crested blade, with muti-directional flake scars to the dorsal face and some recent damage to the lateral edges, of orange and grey patinated flint. This type of distinctive debitage is part of the initial preperation of (mode 4) long blade cores. Upper Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-90CFCC
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small tertiary, hard hammer struck spear or knife-like implement, of sub-triangular plan form and of patinated dark orange/brown flint. Both lateral edges are steeply retouched on the dorsal face, the platform has been removed by steep bifacial retouch, presumably to enable hafting. Possibly middle to late Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8FD127
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Secondary, hard hammer struck flake, of dark brown patinated flint with recent damage to both edges, revealing fresh dark grey flint below. Stained cortex extant to the platform. Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8FB430
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary, soft hammer struck flake, of dark orange/brown patinated flint, steep retouch to the distal end and irrugularly to both lateral edges. Platform broken in antiquity. Some recent damage to the edges, revealing the original dark grey flint. Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8F7CFF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake, of mottled dark brown patinated flint with a yellow inclusion towards the distal end, steep retouch to the distal end. Platform is faceted. Possibly Lower Palaeolithic.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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