Record Details

NHER Number:25652
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


A broken Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the surface of this field in 1987.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9942 3100
Map Sheet:TF93SE

Full description

1987. Stray Find.
Found on surface of field:
1 Palaeolithic broken flint handaxe. 7 cm long, probably 8 cm prior to break, which is not a recent one. Pointed/cordate form. Only slightly rolled but very abraded on some of the ridges. Stained and lustrous.
Identified and compiled by J. Wymer (NAU), 3 January 1990.
Described on (S1), which also has a sketch of the handaxe.
This find is also noted in (S2) and (S3), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 2 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Fulmodeston.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 45.
<S3>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22436.

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