Record Details

NHER Number:17717
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead and a Roman quern.


A polished flint axehead was found on the surface in about 1980, and a Roman quern was recovered from the dredgings of the river.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9828 8595
Map Sheet:TL98NE

Full description

1981 or before. Stray Find.
Surface find, within 18m (20yds) of river:
1 Neolithic flint axe, polished and later rechipped. Flaring sides, rounded butt and cutting edge, of pointed oval transverse section. Apparently once all over polished, apart from some deeper flake scars on body of implement. Subsequent flaking, concentrated at butt and cutting edge, cuts through polish.
Darkish, black/brown staining as if from peat. See drawing (S1) and photograph (S2).
Identified by F. Healy.
A. Rogerson (NAU) October 1981.

Before October 2009. Casual find from river dredgings.
Roman quern,
See description and photographs in file,
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 15 February 2010

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: White, S. 1981. Drawing of a Neolithic reflaked polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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