Record Details

NHER Number:13702
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Upper Palaeolithic flint blade


A long Upper Palaeolithic flint blade was discovered on a ploughed surface here in 1978. It has been suggested that this blade may be Early Upper Palaeolithic.

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Grid Reference:TL 9846 8805
Map Sheet:TL98NE

Full description

March 1978. Stray Find.
Found on ploughed surface:
1 Upper Palaeolithic fine flint blade, 130mm long, 42mm maximum width. Donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1983.333 : A). See drawing (S1).
Originally identified as Mesolithic, but re-examined by J. J. Wymer (NAU) in September 1983 and considered, on grounds of typology and condition, to be Upper Palaeolithic.
Information from (S2). This blade was subsequently examined by R. Jacobi and is described in (S3) as potentially Early Upper Palaeolithic.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 August 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1983. Drawing of an Upper Palaeolithic flint blade from Quidenham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 225.

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