|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Possible Palaeolithic flint tools|
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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|Grid Reference:||TM 2214 8938|
|Parish:||SHELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1950s or 1960s. Stray Find.
Found beside road by , 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.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 23 September 1982. Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 January 2014.
- FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
- HANDAXE? (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
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Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
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