Poorly Located Find Spot record FEX 412 - Felixstowe, General, (Palaeolithic).

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Narrow, leaf shaped flint implement of Solutrean type found at Felixstowe in 1931 (S1). Formerly recorded as FEX MISC


Grid reference TL 851 671 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1931: Narrow, leaf shaped flint implement of Solutrean type found at Felixstowe in 1931 (S1).
5ins long, found by Mr R Notcutt in 1932 in material taken to Felixstowe sea-plane station from the construction of Looe Road (TM 309 3540 - TM 3132 3553 - TM 3136 3539)(S2).

Pettitt and White (S5) argue convincingly, that all British examples claimed to be Solutrean are in fact Earlier Leaf points.

The description is broad, it could conceivably be of Upper Palaeolithic to Neolithic date.

Formerly recorded as FEX MISC

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1933-238, 1933.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM33NW38.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Moir J R. 1932. Further SolutrĂ© Implements from Suffolk. Moir J R, Ant J, 12, 1932, 257-8, ill.
  • <S4> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Pettitt, P.B. & White, M.J.. 2012. The British Palaeolithic: Human Societies at the Edge of the Pleistocene World.

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2020 12:35PM

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