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Small flint hand-axe of the "Combe Capelle" type in bank on North side of road to East of Blackstock crossing, July 1953.


Grid reference Centred TM 335 567 (247m by 21m)
Map sheet TM35NW


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July 1953: Small flint hand-axe of the Combe Capelle type in bank on North side of road to East of Blackstock crossing. Presented to IPSMG by E Evans, The School, Blaxhall.

Mislocated as Blaxhall parish on one IPSMG card (S1).

"Combe Capelle" is an outdated term for later Mousterian (MTA A) cordate or "bout coupe" forms, noting similarity with the site in France (S2). With no further information, this should be noted as a possibility, but the current general Acheulean to Mousterian interpretation must stand. Note sand pits in area visible on 1st ed OS map and LiDAR, (S3).

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Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1953-117, 1953.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Roe, Derek.. 1981. The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Periods in Britain..
  • <S3> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22787.

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Record last edited

Nov 14 2019 11:19AM

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