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HER Number:MDV15174
Name:Palaeolithic Handaxe, Pye Corner, Upton Pyne


Palaeolithic handaxe of Broom chert found in field at Pye Corner.


Grid Reference:SX 912 983
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/125
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX99NW8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 8001 BC (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1930, A Palaeolith from Upton Pyne, 52 (Article in Serial). SDV341904.

Palaeolith found in a ploughed field at Pye Corner, Upton Pyne. Nearly 155mm long, it was found at 34 metres above sea level. Late Drift, probably Le Moustier. One face is chipped nearly flat. It has a cutting edge all round. Other details: Figure.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980 - 1982, SX99NW28 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341903.

A Palaeolithic handaxe of Broom chert was found on the plough surface of a field at Pye Corner, Upton Pyne.

Wessex Archaeology, 1992 - 1993, Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project, 172 (Report - non-specific). SDV124459.

Other details: EX-1/1.

Southwest Archaeology, 2008, Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Cartographic Assessment, 21 (Report - Assessment). SDV341805.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124459Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 1992 - 1993. Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Wessex Archaeology Report. 2. A4 Stapled + Digital. 172.
SDV341805Report - Assessment: Southwest Archaeology. 2008. Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Cartographic Assessment. Southwest Archaeology Report. 080313. A4 Stapled. 21.
SDV341903Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980 - 1982. SX99NW28. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341904Article in Serial: Unknown. 1930. A Palaeolith from Upton Pyne. Antiquaries Journal. 10. Unknown. 52.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3744 - HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Unknown - 698000 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV4428 - Desk-based Cartographic Assessment of a site at Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2012 12:00AM