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Name:Palaeolithic handaxe found south of Ruskington station
HER Number:60507
Type of record:Find Spot

Summary

Palaeolithic handaxe found south of Ruskington station

Grid Reference:TF 085 503
Map Sheet:TF05SE
Parish:RUSKINGTON, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

PRN 60507
A middle Acheulian handaxe was found on the surface south of Ruskington railway station in 1952. {1}{2}{3}{4}
The tool is pyriform and worked from a piece of tabular flint, traces of the cortex being visible on both faces. It has been damaged at the tip, presumably in antiquity since the beginnings of patination are evident on the fracture. {5}


<1> Ruskington SMR File, TF 05 SE:Q (Index). SLI3238.

<2> City and County Museum Collection, LM 34.56 (Artefact). SLI8.

<3> Roe, Derek A., 1968, A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites, Ruskington, p.190 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI6828.

<4> Ordnance Survey, Ruskington Ordnance Survey Cards, TF 05 SE; 25 (Index). SLI2701.

<5> THOMPSON, F.H., 1954, Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers, Vol 5 part 2, p 76, fig 1.1 (Article in Serial). SLI509.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Associated Events

  • Casual find south of Ruskington station

Sources and further reading

<1>Index: Ruskington SMR File. RUSKINGTON. TF 05 SE:Q.
<2>Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LM 34.56.
<3>Bibliographic Reference: Roe, Derek A.. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. Ruskington, p.190.
<4>Index: Ordnance Survey. Ruskington Ordnance Survey Cards. RUSKINGTON. TF 05 SE; 25.
<5>Article in Serial: THOMPSON, F.H.. 1954. Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers. Vol 5 part 2, p 76, fig 1.1.