Find Spot record 0205500000 - LONG BOTTOM GRAVEL PIT

Summary

Palaeolithic handaxe found in gravel quarry

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0117 mm Width 0075
Plan Form - OVOID
PRESENTED BY MISS HELEN THOMPSON TO BRITISH MUSEUM. IMPERFECT AT BOTH ENDS, LIGHT OCHREOUS PATINA, ROLLED, ALMOST PARALLEL SIDE-EDGES, RECENT FRACTURE CRACKS VISIBLE. FOUND IN GRAVEL PIT (B1).
TIP BROKEN, FINISHED WITH SOFT HAMMER, IRREGULAR PROFILE, OCHREOUS PATINA (B2).
Site mentioned in English Rivers Palaeolithic Survey (B5-6)

Sources (6)

  • <1>SBC460 Article in serial: ANTIQUARIES JOURNAL 7 (1927) PP314-315.
  • <2>SBC2041 Index: BUCKS PALAEOLITHIC INDEX.
  • <3>SBC8468 Map: MEF FROM OS SIX INCH MAP (1960).
  • <4>SBC11214 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU 99 SE 11 (NOT RETAINED).
  • <5>SBC23341 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project: Regions 7 (Thames) and 10 (Warwickshire Avon). Site CV-3 No.25 p172.
  • <6>SBC23342 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Survey: Regions 7 and 10: North of the Thames and Warwickshire Avon. CV-3 No.25.

Location

Grid reference SU 959 916 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish BEACONSFIELD, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish SEER GREEN, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Finds (1)

  • HANDAXE (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 10001 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Disturbed find (EBC16803)

Record last edited

Mar 3 2009 3:19PM

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