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Find Spot record MDR6330 - Possible handaxe, The Rocks, Shirebrook

Type and Period (1)

  • (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 51956748. Flint implement "(Pa. hammer)" found in 1937, in the possession of S O Kay. (1) Possible partly flaked handaxe. (2) The late Mr. Kay's collection was acquired by Derby Museum but it contains nothing of the above description. (3) Shirebrook, ?Palaeolithic Hand-axe. Flint implement found at 'The Rocks' Shirebrook in 1937 and in possession of S. O. Kay in 1949. Described as a partly flaked nodule of black flint, a surface find. The Kay collection went to Derby Museum, where nothing of the above description is held. (4) Archaeological History recorded as Chance Find 1937.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Rec. 6" (S.O.Kay, July 1949).
  • <2> Article in serial: Posnansky, M. 1963. 'The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Industries of the English East Midlands', Proc. Prehistoric Soc.. Volume 29, pp 357-394. p 364.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 15-JUL-66.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 1769. 1769.



Grid reference SK 5195 6748 (point)

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  • EDR1110

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Record last edited

Feb 7 2018 12:10PM

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