A Palaeolithic (500,000 - 10,000 BC) sub-oval flint handaxe with multi-directional flake removals, towards the outside edges, on both faces. The handaxe is lenticular in cross section, measuring max.52.6mm in width and max.28.2mm in thickness. It narrows to 38.3mm wide at the curved cutting edge and 37.0mm at the (now damaged) butt end. The patina is a deep orangey-brown 'toffee' colour, the damage at the butt end revealing a much paler, yellowy-coloured flint beneath. Iron staining is apparent along the arises.
The handaxe measures 95.1mm in length, 52.6mm in max.width, 28.2mm in max.thickness and weighs c.148g (to the nearest 2g).
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
Period from: PALAEOLITHIC
Period to: PALAEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 500000 BC
Date to: Circa 10000 BC
Dimensions and weight
Length: 95.1 mm
Width: 52.6 mm
Thickness: 28.2 mm
Weight: 148 g
Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Winchester
Нагрудная пектораль Шешонка II. Древний Египет, IX в. до н.э.
Рубило, кремень, средний ашель Великобритании