|Type of record:||Find Spot|
An ovate Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found in the Anzac Gravel Pit in 1976.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 6750 0245|
|Parish:||WEST DEREHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1976. Stray Find.
Found in clay deposit in Anzac Gravel Pit by .
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.
- FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
- HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
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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||Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996.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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