Find Spot record BAW 157 - Eastfields, Bawdsey, (Palaeolithic).

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Summary

Finely knapped & fresh hand-axe found 'upright', 15cm deep (in garden?) at 1 Eastfields by the occupant in 1995. Looks remarkably fresh and unstained or patinated suggesting possibly recent product. If Palaeolithic almost certainly redeposited (S1-S3).

Location

Grid reference TM 34662 40390 (point)
Map sheet TM34SW
Civil Parish BAWDSEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

1995: Finely knapped & fresh hand-axe found 'upright', 15cm deep (in garden?) at 1 Eastfields by the occupant in 1995. The Appearance is remarkably fresh and unstained or patinated suggesting possibly recent product. Context suggests redeposition, (S1-S3).

Form and technology is suggestive of Late Middle Palaeolithic types. Shape (definied visually rather than metrically) is within range called "Flat Butted Cordates" (S5) or "Bout Coup├ęs" (S6) . Neither is entirely descriptively accurate (S4).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Finds Report: Pendleton C. 2007. Finds report, Palaeolithic Handaxe, Bawdsey.
  • <S2> Personal Correspondence: Ashton, N. 20017. Ashton N (BM), email to CP (SCCAS), 15 June 2007.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. SF-ADC3D0.
  • <S4> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Jacobi, R.. 194. The Mesolithic of North East Anglia & Contemporary Territories. 47-53.

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Record last edited

Nov 11 2019 2:11PM

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