Record Details

NHER Number:19878
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mesolithic and undatable prehistoric worked flints and burnt flint

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1983 as part of the Fenland Project noted a scatter of prehistoric pot boilers and a few worked flints, including two possible Mesolithic blades.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6922 1148
Map Sheet:TF61SE
Parish:WORMEGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

24 December 1983. Fenland Project fieldwalking.
Field plough and weathered.

Site WGY AI (TF 6929 1146).
On sand with gravel island just emerging from peat and barley visible.
Sparse to medium scatter of 'pot boilers' and a few worked flints. Max dimensions 35m N/S x 25m E/W. The small assemblage of work flints comprised 1 flake 2 small blades and 1 misc. retouched piece. The blades are possibly Mesolithic.

For further details see project archive (S1) and final publication (S2).
R. Silvester (NAU), 24 December 1983.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45.

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