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Summary

Ovate biface hand-axe, five and a half inches by four inches, late Acheulean, possibly Levallois, found on surface of cliff talus, probably from chalky Jurassic till (S2).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 478 704 (100m by 100m)
Map sheet TM47SE
Civil Parish DUNWICH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

1956: Ovate biface hand-axe, five and a half inches by four inches, late Acheulean, possibly Levallois, found on surface of cliff talus, probably from chalky Jurassic till (S2).

Fairly fresh condition, white patina, basket pattern on one face. Frost shattered. Sub cordate or sub-triangular, fine, flat wood technique flaking, straight edges, no twist. No cortex. Found in 1956 (S3).

An ovate hand-axe is recorded from the talus of the cliff here (Smedley and Aberg, 1958), found by Miss H. Ireland. (S4)

The description as ovate by Wymer is accepted (S6).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM47SE20, 1978.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and F. A. Aberg. 1957. Archaeology in Suffolk 1957.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Dunwich Pal, 1957.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p181.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22778.
  • <S6> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

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Record last edited

Nov 19 2019 10:06AM

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