Record Details

NHER Number:14662
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic, Beaker and Bronze Age finds

Summary

Neolithic pottery and flints, including arrowheads, scrapers and a plano-convex knife, and Beaker and Bronze Age pottery. These finds come from a number of Beaker occupation sites in the immediate area.

Images - none

Location

Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Material in KLM accessed as 'Feltwell 79'.
According to F. Healy (NAU) it is almost certainly from Hockwold Field 79, Curtis's number for OS fields 614, 616 and 466 (3 parallel fields centred 694 876).
Material composed of 100 plain and rusticated Beaker sherds, 2 small Neolithic bowl sherds, flint blade, scraper, fabricator.
See (S1) in the Illustration Library.

Reidentified 1988 as:
Flints: core, 5 flakes, 3 leaf arrowheads, 4 barbed and tanged arrowheads, triangular arrowhead, unfinished? arrowhead, 21 scrapers, 6 borers, plano-convex knife, 7 pot boilers, 2 scale-flaked knives, 8 miscellaneous retouched pieces, 1 fabricator.
Stone: axe hammer fragment N252 greywacke; grooved sandstone block.
Bone: 1 point, 1 pig tusk (whittled).
Pottery: some Neolithic bowl, late Beaker, Rusticated Beaker, fired clay, but predominantly Bronze Age, including biconical urn (total 468 sherds 5.9kg).
Compare with example in (S2) (calls Feltwell).
F. Healy (NAU) 19 September 1988.

This site is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area. The surface finds and excavated areas seem to be grouped in distinct clusters, although it is difficult to establish the exact relationship between them. Although the features recorded are not enough to imply a permanent settlement, the finds recovered indicate that Beaker activity in this area was more than a temporary occupation site.
See (S3) and (S4) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AXE HAMMER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BORER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FABRICATOR (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Healy, F. 1984. Recent Finds of Neolithic Bowl Pottery in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt I pp 65-82.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Neolithic fabricator.. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Publication: Clarke, D. L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol 2. no.532F.
<S3>Monograph: Bamford, H. 1982. Beaker Domestic Sites in the Fen Edge and East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 16.
<S4>Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78.

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