Find Spot record MLI60507 - Palaeolithic handaxe found south of Ruskington station


Palaeolithic handaxe found south of Ruskington station

Type and Period (1)

  • (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full 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/Archives (5)

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



Grid reference TF 0858 5036 (point)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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