Record Details

NHER Number:20496
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint objects, Iron Age baked clay sling shot, Breckland Forest

Summary

Surface collection in 1984 in the Breckland Forest recovered an Iron Age baked clay sling shot and fifty-two pieces of prehistoric struck flint.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 797 895
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

May to June 1984. In Breckland Forest, on east side of A1065 between Brandon and Mundford, in area where trees had been grubbed up.
Surface collection made by [1], comprising one Iron Age baked clay sling shot and fifty-two pieces of struck flint (one core, four pieces of irregular waste, thirty-eight flakes including four blades, five scrapers, one borer, one bifacially flaked fragment, perhaps of a pick or fabricator, two miscellaneous retouched pieces).
Sling shot identified by A. Gregory (NAU), June 1984.
Flint identified Frances Healy (NAU), June 1984.
F. Healy (NAU), 3 July1984

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FABRICATOR (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SLING SHOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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

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