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Find Spot record MDR796 - Handaxe, Maidensley Farm, Foston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hand-axe was picked up by a schoolboy from gravel spread upon a farm road near Scropton. It was presented to the Museum of Univeristy College, Nottingham, where it was examined by Armstrong and found to be of Acheulian type. The precise location of the gravel from which it originated was uncertain. (1) SK 179 315 Middle Acheulean Ovate, found in 1929. (2) The gravel was brought from a pit near the River Dove. (3). [The NGR is to a gravel pit]. No further information. (4) The gravel pit at this NGR is part of the Beeston Terrace sand and gravels (5)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in serial: Armstrong, A. 1942. 'Palaeolithic Man in the North Midlands', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 63. p34.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Swinnerton, H H. 1932. Early Man in the East Midlands. pp 5-6, illust..
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 01-SEP-66.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Region 11. HER Doc. No. 350, p 140.



Grid reference SK 179 315 (point) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR729

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2020 2:21PM

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