Record Details

NHER Number:1893
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric worked flints and undated stone rubber


In 1959 two prehistoric core tools and a stone rubber were found in this field. The patinated condition of one of the core tool (the broken butt end of an adze/axe) suggest it may be Mesolithic rather than Neolithic implement.

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Grid Reference:TF 804 375
Map Sheet:TF83NW

Full description

1959. Stray Find.
Found on same field by [1], at approximately TF 805 373:
2 prehistoric small flint axes, "one polished and rechipped at butt end, and other roughly adze shaped by chipping". Donated to King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1960.6). Information from (S1) and (S2). These discoveries were reported in (S3).

There is some uncertainty regarding the exact nature of these objects, which are recorded by the King's Lynn Museum as a flint fabricator (KILLM : 1960.6.1) and a flint pick or hoe (KILLM : 1960.6.2). The former was examined by R. Jacobi and is described in his records (S4) as the butt end of an adze/axe in very glossy grey flint and patinated a lustrous blue. This suggests it is not in fact a polished axehead and its inclusion in Jacobi's records would suggest that he viewed it as at least potentially Mesolithic.

The King's Lynn Museum also holds an undated stone rubber that is recorded as being found by [1] at the same location as the above finds.

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHER (Unknown date)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)

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Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Stanhoe.
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.
<S3>Serial: 1959. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1959. No. 6. p 5.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10365.

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