Record Details

NHER Number:17013
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the beach here in 1977.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 433 272
Map Sheet:TG42NW

Full description

1977. Stray Find.
Found on the beach a quarter of a mile south-east of Cart Gap:
1 Palaeolithic flint "Acheulean" handaxe. Pointed ovate, possibly reworked at the tip. On dark mottled greenish brown/black flint. Lightly rolled. Small area of cortex on less ridged face. See drawing (S1).
Compiled by A. Lawson (NAU), 2 February 1981. Information from (S2).
This handaxe is briefly described on (S3) and in (S4) and also noted in (S5), (S6) and (S7), although no additonal information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 June 2014.

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

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Lawson, A. 1981. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Sea Palling. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Sea Palling (No 2).
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 35.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 49.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22546.
<S7>Article in Serial: Robins, P., Wymer, J. J. and Parfitt, S. 2008. Handaxe Finds on the Norfolk Beaches. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt III pp 412-415.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2020 Norfolk Historic Environment Service