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Findspot - Palaeolithic flint handaxe

Summary Find spot - a Palaeolithic handaxe was found to the west of The Gresswoldes, Radford Semele.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Upper Palaeolithic (500000 BC - 10001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Radford Semele
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 1967. Flint hand axe found by Mr A H Plumb. It was found in 4th terrace gravel during building work. The exact findspot is known to within 10m. The hand axe was found in situ 1.2m below the surface. Mr Plumb also found water-rolled pieces of flint with two flake scars. The hand axe is 10.1cm long and has been made from half a pebble.
2 Drawing.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Drawing
Title: Palaeolithic handaxe, Radford Semele.
Author/originator: Shotton F W
Date: 1969
Page Number: 80
Volume/Sheet: 4
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: PCNHSS vol 4
Author/originator: Shotton F W
Date: 1969
Page Number: 79-80
Volume/Sheet: 4
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period Palaeolithic About 500,000 BC to 10,001 BC

Palaeolithic means 'Old Stone Age'.
It covers a very long period from the first appearance in Britain of tool-using humans (about 500,000 years ago) to the retreat of the glacial ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere (about 12,000 years ago).

Archaeologists divide the period up into the Lower, Middle and Upper Palaeolithic, the Lower Palaeolithic being the oldest phase. This period began many, many years after the dinosaurs became extinct (about 65 million years ago). It was during the Palaeolithic period that modern humans replaced Neanderthals, and megafauna, such as woolly mammoths roamed through the landscape.
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monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument TERRACE * A row of houses attached to and adjoining one another and planned and built as one unit. back

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