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Two platform blade core. Recorded on Ipswich Museum Card.


Grid reference Centred TM 184 404 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (1)

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1953: Two platform blade cores (S1).

Location given as TM 186 404 and from "cliff", around TM 184 404. Shore of Orwell "Cliff Bridgewood 5.4.53"

Orignially recorded as mesolithic (S4). Identified by Jacobi as Terminal Upper Palaeolithic (S3)

"Two platform cores" as noted on original record, clearly means single item with two (opposed?) platforms, (S2).

Class 2a blade core. Length: 150mm. Capable of producing Grossklinge, (S3)

See also (S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. ? under Ipswich.
  • <S2> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 259.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. page 262.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. P 216.

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Nov 14 2019 11:14AM

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