Record Details

NHER Number:18390
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Palaeolithic flint tools

Summary

Two or three "heavy, pear-shaped flint tools", were recovered here in the 1950s or 60s when this land was ploughed for the first time in living memory. It is possibly that these objects were Palaeolithic handaxes, although as these objects have not been seen this identification should be treated with caution.

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Location

Grid Reference:TM 2214 8938
Map Sheet:TM28NW
Parish:SHELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1950s or 60s. Stray Find.
Found beside road by [1], when land ploughed for first time in living memory:
Two or three flint tools, described as "pear shaped and heavy, about 6 inches (15cm) long, not like knapped flint but with a brown surface"
Potentially Palaeolithic handaxes, although this identification should be treated with caution.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 September 1982. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE? (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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

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