Description: An Acheulian grey flint cleaver with dark brown patination on one side, pale brown on the other. The implement has a straight cutting edge and originally a nice example, but now rolled and waterworn. Some old inoffensive edge chips, but complete. Found at Moreton on the River Frome in Dorset in 1925.
Size: 109 mm/4.3 ins. in length
Culture: Lower Palaeolithic
Date: c. 200,000-400,000 years B.P.
Notes: Roe (1968) records 60 handaxes from the Moreton gravel pits in the Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, but notes “Furthur material thought to be in private hands”.
References: Roe, D.A. (1968) A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic Sites, CBA Research Report 8, Council for British Archaeology, p. 51.
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