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HER Number:MDV37281
Name:Prehistoric Axe found to west of Dark Lane, Thorverton

Summary

Prehistoric axe found to the west of Dark Lane in Thorverton

Location

Grid Reference:SS 923 021
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishThorverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHORVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90SW/113

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC to 8001 BC)

Full description

Uglow, J., 1989, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV341663.

Prehistoric handaxe found at Thorverton in September 1989. Made from brown chert with white patination, broken at the smaller end. Actual length 95 millimetres (original length estimated circa 110-115 millimetres), breadth 70 millimetres, thickness maximum 37 millimetres. The axe was found on a plateau to the west of the River Exe. Retained by finder.

Wessex Archaeology, 1992 - 1993, Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project, 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV124459.

Other details: 173/EX-4 No 3.

Hosfield, R. + Brown, T. + Basell, L. + Hounsell, S. + Young, R., 2008, The Palaeolithic Rivers of South-West Britain: Final Report (Phases I & II), 15 (Report - non-specific). SDV341644.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124459Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 1992 - 1993. Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Wessex Archaeology Report. 2. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV341644Report - non-specific: Hosfield, R. + Brown, T. + Basell, L. + Hounsell, S. + Young, R.. 2008. The Palaeolithic Rivers of South-West Britain: Final Report (Phases I & II). English Heritage Report. PNUM 3847. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15.
SDV341663Worksheet: Uglow, J.. 1989. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV4090 - HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Unknown - 698000 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2022 1:56PM