Record Details

NHER Number:17194
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age flint tools, fields to both sides of Heath Lane (Tittleshall, marginal)

Summary

In the 1930s to the 1950s a number of Mesolthic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age flint tools were collected from fields near Heath Lane. These include a Mesolithic tranchet axe, a number of blades, scrapers, flakes, a sickle fragment, three hammerstones and six arrowhead fragments (mostly leaf-shaped, but one possibly barbed). The exact location and date of this discovery are unclear.

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Location

Parish:TITTLESHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1930s - 1950s. Stray Finds.
Collection of flint tools made by [1] from "fields each side of Heath Lane between Tittleshall village and Weasenham Woods". Probably overlapping sites NHER 17064-7.
1 Mesolithic tranchet axe, triangular section, 142mm x 45mm, pale flint, very iron stained.
14 blades and blade fragments (none specifically Mesolithic, probably Neolithic).
14 end scrapers, all rounded, including 1 thumbnail, and 1 of more Mesolithic type.
1 side scraper.
1 Neolithic sickle fragment, finely worked, very glossy.
14 flake tools.
6 struck flakes.
3 hammerstones of flint.
4 miscellaneous tools.
6 arrowhead fragments, mostly of leaf-shaped, but 1 possibly of barbed type.
One tiny sherd of hard, extremely gritty fabric, almost black in colour. Too small to identify but fabric suggests not prehistoric.
E. Rose (NAU), 27 April 1981. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 August 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • 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)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Unknown date)
  • END SCRAPER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SIDE SCRAPER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SICKLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • THUMB NAIL SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD? (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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