Record Details

NHER Number:11977
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period prehistoric finds

Summary

A prehistoric perforated stone macehead, a Neolithic polished flint axehead and a Bronze Age copper alloy palstave were found in adjacent fields here in about 1971.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 637 992
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:RYSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1971. Stray Find.
Several object found in adjacent fields north of River Wissey and south of Black Drain:
1 prehistoric stone macehead with hourglass perforation. This is probably what would now be described as a pebble mace. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
1 Neolithic polished flint axe.
1 Bronze Age copper alloy palstave.
Information from (S1). These discoveries were reported by [1] and were noted in (S2), which mentions that they were drawn by the King's Lynn Museum (although no copies are held by the HES).
E. Rose (NAU), 1975. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PEBBLE MACE? (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
<S1>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Serial: 1971. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1971. No 18. p 9.

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