Record Details

NHER Number:1594
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic handaxe

Summary

A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found in this field at some time prior to 1968. Few details are available and the present location of this find is not known.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 71 35
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1966. Stray Find.
Found by [1] in [2]:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe.
Listed in (S1). At this time it was in the possession of the finder [1] - its present whereabouts are unknown.
Information from (S2).
This handaxe is briefly described on (S3), suggesting it was subsequently seen by Wymer. The date of discovery is also given on (S3): October 1966. This find is also noted in (S4), (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
E. Rose (NLA). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 238.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Sedgeford.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 13.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. p 121.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23090.

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