Record Details

NHER Number:19006
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval finds

Summary

Fieldwalking in this area between 1983 and 1984 recovered a number of prehistoric worked flints including a Mesolithic microlithic. Medieval, post-medieval and modern pottery sherds and post-medieval clay pipes were also found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2008 9623
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:TASBURGH, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January-February 1983. Fieldwalking.
Prehistoric worked flints.
Medieval pottery sherds (very worn).
Post-medieval pottery sherds (including lead-glazed earthenware, Staffordshire combed slipware and Bellarmine medallion fragment) and clay pipe fragments.
Recent pottery sherds.
W. Milligan (NCM) 2 March 1983. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 February 2014.

1984. Fieldwalking.
Found along north edge of field, near village hall:
Further struck flint including one flake of possible Mesolithic date.
W. Milligan (NCM) 31 May 1984.

The finds recovered during between 1983 and 1984 were given to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1983.93.5) [1]. The worked flint assemblage was subsequently identified by F. Healy (NAU) as comprising:
1 Mesolithic fragmentary microlith. See sketch (S1).
36 undatable prehistoric flakes, 9 blades, 2 scrapers and 3 thermally fractured fragments.
Information from (S2). See also (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Healey, F. 1985. Sketch of a fragmentary Mesolithic flint microlith from Tasburgh.. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Article in monograph: Rogerson, A. and Lawson, A. J. 1992. The Earthwork Enclosure at Tasburgh. The Iron Age Forts of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. Davies, J. et al. No 54 pp 31-58. Table 5 (microfiche).

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