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Palaeolithic handaxe found south of Ruskington station



Reference Name MLI60507

Name:
Palaeolithic handaxe found south of Ruskington station

Summary:
Palaeolithic handaxe found south of Ruskington station

Location:
RUSKINGTON, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 60507
A middle Acheulian handaxe was found on the surface south of Ruskington railway station in 1952. {1}{2}{3}{4}
The tool is pyriform and worked from a piece of tabular flint, traces of the cortex being visible on both faces. It has been damaged at the tip, presumably in antiquity since the beginnings of patination are evident on the fracture. {5}

Sources:
1 Index: Ruskington SMR File. RUSKINGTON. TF 05 SE:Q
2 Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LM 34.56
3 Bibliographic reference: Roe, Derek A.. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. Ruskington, p.190
4 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ruskington Ordnance Survey Cards. RUSKINGTON. TF 05 SE; 25
5 Article in serial: THOMPSON, F.H.. 1954. Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers. Vol 5 part 2, p 76, fig 1.1

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