Record Details

NHER Number:12884
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flaked and polished axehead, Early Bronze Age flint knife

Summary

It is recorded that a Neolithic chipped flint axehead with a polished cutting edge and an Early Bronze Age flint knife of an elongated pear shape were recovered from this area. The exact date of this discovery is unclear.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 802 092
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1977.
Found together at unknown date in area indicated:
1 Neolithic chipped flint axe with polished cutting edge. Plano-convex section; triangular shape; mottled pale grey flint, 13.3cm maximum length. See drawing (S1).
1 Early Bronze Age (Beaker) flint knife; elongated pear shape. Thin convex or plano-convex section; mottled medium to pale grey flint, 14.9cm maximum length. See drawing (S2).
Shown to NAU October 1977. Owner unknown.
Identified by A. Lawson (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Illustration: White, S. 1977. Drawing of a Neolithic part-polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: White, S. 1977. Drawing of an Early Bronze Age (Beaker) flint knife. Paper. 1:1.

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