Record Details

NHER Number:18164
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic flint-working site

Summary

A wide variety of worked flints, largely dating to the Neolithic period, have been recovered from this area, which has been examined and is thought to be a Neolithic flint-working site. Of particular interest are a number of roughouts and a possible Neolithic pick. A late prehistoric retouched flake was recovered as a stray find in 2010.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 26 07
Map Sheet:TG20NE
Parish:TROWSE WITH NEWTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Spring 1978. Along ridge just below crest for 200m on drilled surface.
Prolific flint scatter (for similar see Ringland) of factory waste. Including two roughouts and one small pick.
Also two rims medieval coarse ware.
Compiled by A. Lawson (NAU), 10 September 1983.
To NAU September 1983.

2 June 1982. Along north-west edge of Old Wood, to New Plantation. Compare sites NHER 13927 and NHER 9658 nearby. Found in fieldwalking. Finder's site 328.
Worked flint from working site. [1]
Compare flint mine debris, NHER 13927.
W. Milligan (NCM), 3 June 1982.

May 1985. Stray Find.
Found within flint working site towards east end:
1 Neolithic fragmentary flaked flint axe or pick. Broken in antiquity, cutting end missing. Competently flaked with no trace of grinding. Patinated blue to white. Fresh break at butt end shows flint to be good quality pale grey/brown. See drawing in (S1).
Compiled by J. Wymer (NAU), 15 May 1985.

30 January 1989. Further fieldwork. Ploughed field.
Concentrated area around 3x15m. 51 flakes, mainly patinated. Neolithic debitage.
Compiled by J. J. Wymer (NAU), 24 July 1989.

October 1993. At east end of site.[2]
Worked flints recovered from 'humps left by the quarries' which rise from the pit floor, at about 1m high, apparently representing a buried 'factory' floor.
Waste flakes (post-Mesolithic) and two blades (probably Neolithic) suggesting knapping or habitation site.
Identified by E. Rose (NLA).
Compiled by D. Gurney (NLA), 11 October 1993.

March 1994. Examination of site by P. Robins (NCM) resulted in recovery of much Neolithic debitage and confirmed identification as Neolithic flintworking site.
See detailed report in file.

1999. [3]
Undatable prehistoric worked flints.
One medieval sherd.
For finds see list by P. A. Robins (NCM) in file.
Compiled by K. Sussams (NCM), 20 April 1999.

Note sent to NLA May 1999.
Long narrow flake in pale green flint, mottled patina on dorsal face, broken at distal end. Much edge damage. Pointed flake with thick butt, retouched down bnoth lateral edges. Probably a projectile point. Small side struck flake of irregular triangular shape, unmodified. Not diagnostic but could be Neolithic from Neolithic site.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), 28 March 1994.

1994. Field observation.
Three worked flints.
See list in file.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 March 2000.

2010. Stray finds.
Prehistoric and Neolithic worked flints.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 March 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PICK (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ROUGHOUT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Drawing of a fragmentary Neolithic flint axehead/pick. Paper. 1:1.

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