Record Details

NHER Number:1621
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic, Neolithic and Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age worked flints

Summary

This area was fieldwalked on several occasions during the 20th century and a range of worked flints recovered, including Mesolithic cores, blades and a scraper. A number of later prehistoric pieces were also found, including a Neolithic polished axehead and a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 717 384
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1933-1934. Fieldwalking. Old O.S field 300.
This was one of a number of fields close to the Peddar's Way that were examined by H. le Strange during the 1930s. A wide range of prehistoric worked flints were recovered, a selection of which are now held by the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (34.17-24; 34.47-50; 35.1201-25; 36.453-65 and 35.967).

Although the exact provenance of many of these finds is unclear the precise locations of a number are known. These include 1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age arrowhead that was recovered in this field (TF 7170 3850). Information from (S1). This is likely to be part of the collection held by the CUMAA.

See NHER 1330 for further information on the other finds recovered during le Strange's fieldwalking. See also (S2).
P. Watkins (HES), 19 December 2013.

Before 1969. Fieldwalking.
Further fieldwalking by H. le Strange:
Waste flakes recovered. Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 December 2013.

Around 1972. Fieldwalking.
Further fieldwalking by H. le Strange (his Field 23):
1 Mesolithic/Neolithic core. Given to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1972.603.1). Identified by T. H. Mck. Clough (NCM). Information from (S4). This find is also noted in (S5).
P. Watkins (HES), 19 December 2013.

June 1980. Fieldwalking.
Further fieldwalking by H. le Strange (his Field 23). Various worked flints including:
2 Mesolithic small cores and 1 double-ended scraper.
18 ?Mesolithic small flakes/blades.
1 Neolithic polished flint axehead (butt half), 1 large retouched flake and 10 scrapers.
Many undatable prehistoric flakes.
Flints identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU). See finder's notes and site location map in file.
J. Wymer (NAU), December 1988. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • CORE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic.
<S2>Article in serial: Le Strange, H. 1968. A Collection of Flint Implements from the Hunstanton District. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Vol LXI pp 1-7.
<S3>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S4>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S5>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 212.

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