Description: An Acheulian grey flint cordate handaxe with deep mottled brown patination, a substantial amount of cortex remaining on one side, with a large ancient chip to the base and to one side, and a small recent chip at the point. From Barnham in Suffolk (marked Norfolk on implement).
Size: 139 mm/5.5 ins. in length
Culture: Lower Palaeolithic
Date: c. 400,000 years B.P.
Provenance: Ex Robert Stonard Collection, Surrey.
Notes: Roe (1968) records over 230 handaxes from Barnham but notes ‘material, probably a considerable amount, is known to have passed into private collections’.
References: Roe, D.A. (1968) A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic Sites, CBA Research Report 8, Council for British Archaeology, p. 262.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A UK export license will be needed to export this item outside of the United Kingdom. We can apply for this on the behalf of foreign buyers for no extra charge, but this will delay despatch.