|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Mesolithic or later quartzite pebble macehead|
In 1964 a perforated quartzite pebble macehead was found at this location. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 2227 9636|
|Parish:||SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1964. Stray Find.
Found on surface of field near a pond or pit filled with water (about 110yds [100m] southeast of Wood House Farm):
1 prehistoric perforated pebble macehead with hour-glass perforation. Quartzite (petrology N.71) - see (S1). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1964.426). See drawing (S2). Information from (S3). This discovery was first reported in (S4) and the macehead is also listed in (S5). Objects of this type are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 November 2014.
- FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
- PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155. |
|<S2>||Illustration: Milligan, W. 1964. Drawing of a Mesolithic or later quartzite pebble macehead from Saxlingham Nethergate.. Card. 1:1. |
|<S3>||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Saxlingham. |
|<S4>||Serial: 1964. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1964. No 11. p 5. |
|<S5>||Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 212. |
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