Record Details

NHER Number:35638
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flaked flint axehead or adze


In 1980 a Neolithic flaked flint core tool was recovered at this location. Around this time another Neolithic implement was found approximately 3km to the south-east. One was an axehead and the other an adze but unfortunately it is not known which was found at which location.

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Grid Reference:TF 925 407
Map Sheet:TF94SW

Full description

1980. Stray Find.
Found at [1]:
1 Neolithic flaked flint adze or axehead.

Two Neolithic flint implements from Wighton (an adze and an axehead) were brought in for identification in 2000 (Enquiry E1783) and although two find spots were reported it appears that it was unclear which implement had came from which location. The second find spot is at [2] and recorded as NHER 35639.
See drawings (S1) and (S2) and descriptions by P. Robins (NCM) in file.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 February 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 2000. Drawing of a Neolithic flaked flint adze. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Robins, P. 2000. Drawing of a Neolithic flaked flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.

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