A redeposited tranchet adze.
The find was recovered during the trenching evaluation, from the field surface. At the tip it is lenticular in cross-section, and this tapers to a roughly triangular shape towards the opposite end. The flaking is rather crude, with some relatively large flake scars on the lateral edges.
Scars indicating two tranchet (sharpening) removals are present on the dorsal face of the tip. An adze is generally considered to be a woodworking tool, like a plane, so there’s every possibility that’s how this was used.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Thurston, Suffolk
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Site type: Multiperiod site
Discovery context: Unstratified
Tranchet Adze from Suffolk – website article