|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Palaeolithic flint handaxe|
In 1931 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the surface of Belton Common.
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20 September 1931. Stray Find.
Found on heathland (Belton Common), about 1 furlong [200m] from the Round Hills and on the opposite side of the old trackway between Belton and Fritton (land surface here is plateau gravel):
1 Palaeolithic Acheulean hand-axe. Ovate type with wavy edge, 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/8" [8.9cm by 7cm by 3.8cm]. One side more rolled than the other.
This discovery was reported in (S1) and the object itself was subsequently donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1954.34).
Information from (S2).
This find is listed in (S3) and recorded in (S4) as unrolled and with a worn white patina suggestive of it being a surface find. It is also noted on (S5) and in (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 April 2014.
- FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
- HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News (Rumbelow, P. E.). 1931. A Paleo from Belton, Suffolk. 3 October. |
|<S2>||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic. Belton with Browston. |
|<S3>||Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 262. |
|<S4>||Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 71. |
|<S5>||Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Belton with Browston (Belton Common). |
|<S6>||Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-6, No.2. |
|<S7>||Website: TERPS online database. Site 22667. |
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