Record Details

NHER Number:17559
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the surface here in 1981.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3886 9189
Map Sheet:TM39SE

Full description

22 August 1981. Stray Find.
Found on pebbly ground opposite pub:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Pointed. See sketch (S1).
Information from (S1).
This discovery was reported in (S3) and the handaxe is also noted on (S4) and in (S5), (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
W. Milligan (NCM), 25 August 1981. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 February 2014.

A post-medieval saw pit that survives nearby is now recorded under NHER 59992.
P. Watkins (HES), 26 February 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: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1981. Sketch of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Geldeston. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Article in Serial: Edwards, D. (NAU). 1983. Archaeological Discoveries for 1981 and 1982. CBA Group VI Bulletin. Series 2 No 28 pp 31-53. p 33.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Geldeston.
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 71.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. WNY-3, No.1.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22706.

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