Monument record IPS 623 - Hadleigh Road (Industrial Estate), Ipswich, (Palaeolithic).

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Five handaxes, Levallois flakes and cores, blades and blade cores (Upper Palaeolithic).


Grid reference Centred TM 1467 4487 (40m by 47m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

pre 1928? Five handaxes, Levallois flakes and cores, blades and blade cores (Upper Palaeolithic). Of the handaxes three are flat butted cordate types, of which one is sharp, two slightly rolled. All have toad-belly patinas. Hadleigh Road, between road and River Gipping. 2 in Ipswich Museum, 3 in British Museum. Also blades etc from probable Upper Palaeolithic industry. Details in (S1). The only (small) pit shown in the area of the present estate shown on the OS maps is in the 1920s at TM 1467 4487 (between the 'Ipswich Works' and 'Handford Works' but is presumably the area where gravel was extracted as Wymer describes (S1).

See also (S2)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p225.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Cutler, Hannah. 2013. Understanding Late Middle Palaeolithic Neandertal Landscape-use during Short-Term Occupations in Britain.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22742.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 283, 276, 275, 6955.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. P 198.

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Sep 17 2020 5:10PM

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