Early Palaeolithic handaxe found near Brandon Wood.

Description of this historic site

Findspot - an Early Palaeolithic hand axe was found at Deniff's gravel pit, 300m south of Brandon Wood.

Notes about this historic site

1 An axe picked up from the floor of Denniff’s gravel pit in 1973. Axe is a pointed ovate, length 142 mm, breadth 80 mm, thickness 40 mm. An excellent shape in rather intractable material. Material is fine epidotised andesitic tuff and is unusual for a Palaeolithic axe. Probably a glacial erratic. The axe may have been derived from No 4 terrace gravels, although this is uncertain.
2 Dated as Lower Palaeolithic.
3 Correspondence from 1972.
4 Photograph referred to in 3.
5 Drawing.

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