Information for record number MWA6308:
Paleaeolithic flint implement found near Mancetter.

Summary Findspot - a flint implement dating to the Palaeolithic period was found 400m west of Quarry Farm.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Upper Palaeolithic (500000 BC - 10001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Mancetter
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 30 96
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Flint collected during field work at Purley Park.
2 One of these flints was identified as a penknife point. The point is 52mm long and 17mm wide. This is the first upper Palaeolithic artefact from Warwickshire.
3 Drawing.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Enquiry
Author/originator: BC
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 175
Source No: 3
Source Type: Drawing
Title: Palaeolithic flint implement, Mancetter.
Author/originator: JLP
Date: 1987
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: Penknife point from Purley Park
Author/originator: JLP
Date: 1987
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technique Field work The term ‘field work’ refers to any work that is undertaken in the out-doors or, as archaeologists sometimes say, ‘in the field’. It usually involves the recovery of primary evidence by archaeologists carrying out an excavation, field survey and/or aerial survey. 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 PARK * An enclosed piece of land, generally large in area, used for hunting, the cultivation of trees, for grazing sheep and cattle or visual enjoyment. 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
monument QUARRY * An excavation from which stone for building and other functions, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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