Information for record number MWA2169:
Palaeolithic flint found in Warwick

Summary Findspot - a Lower Palaeolithic flint artefact was found in the area of Vine Lane, Warwick.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Late Lower Palaeolithic (500000 BC - 150001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 One Lower Palaeolithic flint, found at Packmores. Found in/?by the lane to the allotments off Union Street at the back of the 'Vine' in the Packmores. Flakes three flints.
2 There seems to be a contradiction in reference
1, which mentions one and three flints.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1975
Page Number: 1111
Volume/Sheet: Accession Card
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: R.C.Hingley personal comment
Author/originator: Hingley R C
Date: 1989
Page Number:
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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 FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument ALLOTMENT * A share or portion of land, allotted to a person, often used for growing, vegetables, fruit, etc. back

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