BA Palstave axe fragment?

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I found this on a pasture field yesterday. It was only about 4 inches deep, but I think that’s because it’s a very chalky areas with large lumps of stone not very deep.
I think it’s the rear end off a Late BA palstave axe. I scoured the area, but no sign of anything else.
What do you think?
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That looks very, very promising to me :D

Ohhhh is there more? You’ll need to check that area out again!
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I also think that looks very promising! Any known BA activity in the area?
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Not in this area, but I’ve found BA bits and pieces about 3/4 mile away.
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:03 pm Not in this area, but I’ve found BA bits and pieces about 3/4 mile away.
I think I would be scouring Google Earth for any interesting cropmarks in the area...Lidar would be worth checking as well, if available....
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Here you go Pete, some Lidar of the area:
1) Aeriel photo - to the right - the manor house and a Norman church. And the equestiran field - you can see some of the jumps as anomolies on the lidar.
2) Lidar DSM
3) Lidar DTS
I've highlighted the finds spot and also highlighted an area where I 'think' I can see a round structure in the trees.

What do you think?
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Interesting - looking at the Historic England Aerial Archaeology maps - it shows the R&F but has 2 cut outs to where one on the ring structures would be?
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Very interesting....Does Google Earth Pro show you any corresponding crop mark when you scroll back through the various images of the same location?
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100% BA for me - great find :thumbsup:
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Great find there👍
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A cool find, I'd run a Nox over that area to find the rest of it. ;) :thumbsup:
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Looks good to me Shaggy,
Site looks promising too. :thumbsup:
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Those roundish features, that look like Dolly Parton are trees - they're on a map from 1913 - now they could have been planted on top of something more interesting?
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shaggybfc wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:35 pm Those roundish features, that look like Dolly Parton are trees - they're on a map from 1913 - now they could have been planted on top of something more interesting?
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I am not sure the "Dolly Parton" reference is considered politically correct anymore, but it conveys exactly what is meant! :lol: :lol:
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