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Post by grendel on Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:30 am

A find from a farm in Norfolk.

Never seen anything like it. 


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Post by the barnacle on Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:33 am

blimey - is it a recent find? - have you got any more pictures?

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Post by grendel on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:28 am

Apparently found by a farmer, recently, no more pics though.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:30 pm

I have had this beast in my grubby paws Twisted Evil check out the PAS record for this, and have a look at my illustration of it too, go on, go on!
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/502629

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Post by grendel on Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:51 pm

Nice illustration, did you do the write up too?

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:54 pm

The ID is not by me, it was from my predecessor (professor) Peter Robins who was well in to his 80's when he did the write up for that monster of a Neolithic pick, He was as sharp chap and had the good fortune to dig with Richard and Mary Leakey in Africa on early Palaeolithic sites. A hard act to follow. 
We where able to get the pick back from the land owner to have it illustrated some years back for publication and for the PAS record, they were reluctant to let the best thing that they had ever found out of their grasp, but they did. And I thank them for their trust. Really awesome.

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Post by grendel on Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:12 pm

Dug with the Leakey's now that is a hard act to follow. Oh. well there was me going to congratulate for the way above average PAS write up, which are so often pretty poor.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:03 pm

You got that right! It depends a lot on how interested the FLO is with stone tools.

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Post by the barnacle on Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:17 pm

mr.hertzian cone wrote:I have had this beast in my grubby paws Twisted Evil check out the PAS record for this, and have a look at my illustration of it too, go on, go on!
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/502629


impressed - have you tried to reproduce it ?

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:49 pm

Now that would require a stonking bit of good flint, and a lot of support to stop end shock when you're bashing on the other thin end. It looks to be hard hammer struck. I'd love to make one of these just so I could put a replica handle on it, something like this must have been hafted, maybe like an axe? Any ideas?

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Post by the barnacle on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:33 pm

wonder if it was used like a draw knife bark shaver as the one side looks knapped thinner and a little recessed where it might of been used and touched up.

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Post by grendel on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:35 pm

Maybe it's a mattock and was used by a neolithic archaeologist.

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