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`Solutrean flint blade' ex Ipswich Museum (1929-27). Formerly recorded as BSE MISC


Grid reference TL 864 632 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86SE


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1929: `Solutrean flint blade' ex Ipswich Museum (1929-27). ?Same as solutrean blade found beneath gravel on S side of the road to Beyton between the Beyton Road and the old gaol, within a few yards of the River Lark (S1). TL 864 632 approximately.

Recorded as from Southgate in Moyses Hall Museum where confirmed as superb Solutrean point by Dr Roger Jacobi in August 1995.

Pettitt and White (S3) argue convincingly, that all British examples claimed to be Solutrean are in fact Earlier Leaf points.

Formerly recorded as BSE MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Moir J R. 1924. A Series of SolutrĂ© Blades from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Moir J R. 1927. The Antiquity of Man in East Anglia. Moir J R, Early Man in East Anglia.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Campbell J. 1977. The Upper Palaeolithic of Britain: a study of man and nature in the Late Ice Age.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Mar 11 2021 4:08PM

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