Record Details

NHER Number:13405
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic handaxe


An ovate Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found in the Anzac Gravel Pit in 1976.

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Grid Reference:TF 6750 0245
Map Sheet:TF60SE

Full description

1976. Stray Find.
Found in clay deposit in Anzac Gravel Pit by [1].
Heavily rolled Palaeolithic flint ovate handaxe. Information from (S1). This discovery first reported in (S2). This object was subsequently described to J. J. Wymer, who records it in (S3) as a thickish ovate, 15cm long (Wymer type K e/v) in slightly rolled condition. It had apparently been found at a depth of 4.5m, at the bottom of the gravel, probably in a bed of clay. This find is also listed in (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 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: 1976. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1976. No 23. p 7.
<S3>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 44.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). p 121.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23084.

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