Record Details

NHER Number:36610
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic (or Mesolithic) flaked axehead/adze


A Neolithic (or possible Mesolithic) flint axehead/adze was found here in 2001.

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Grid Reference:TG 2405 0605
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

May 2001. Stray Find:
Found by [1] whilst walking:
1 Mesolithic/Neolithic incomplete flaked flint axe.
Butt end and main part of body of a long, narrow, prallel sided axe (or adze), snapped transveresely with hinged fracture. Lenticular section but with a pronounced crest in parts on the more convex face. Patinated a greyish white, with some buff staining on the less convex face. Neatly flaked with slightly undulating edges. Dimension: >115 x 46 x 19mm. Probably Neolithic, but might be Mesolithic.
Identified by P. A. Robins (NCM).
K. Hinds (NLA), 7 september 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC)

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