Information for record number MWA7320:
Palaeolithic handaxe found in Bidford on Avon.

Summary Findspot - a Lower Palaeolithic handaxe was found to the south of Tower Hill, Bidford on Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Lower Palaeolithic (500000 BC - 150001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bidford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 52
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
Description

 
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1 Lower Palaeolithic handaxe. The cutting edges are extremely battered but straight. Found at Tower Hill.
2 Lower Palaeolithic dating confirmed.
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 3043
Author/originator: Brown W
Date: 1994
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 3043
   
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Aggregates Assessment
Author/originator: Stuart Palmer
Date: 2006
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Glossary

 
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source WMEF Warwickshire Museum Enquiry Form. These are forms that are filled in when a person brings an object to Warwickshire Museum to be identified. Amongst the information recorded on the form are details such as a description of the object, where and when it was found, and in some cases a sketch or photographs of it. Copies of the form can be viewed at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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 TOWER * A tall building, either round, square or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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