Record Details

NHER Number:20855
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint flakes, The Fox Farm


A scatter of twelve Mesolithic flint flakes found in 1984. Mainly from small prismatic blade cores

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6680 1455
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

1984. Stray Find.
At Blackborough End, near top of south facing slope of 'Greensand', on surface of thin pasture, in close proximity to each other:
12 Mesolithic flakes, mainly from small prismatic blade cores, of fine quality, grey, translucent flint. Identified by J.J. Wymer (NAU) 21 October 1984. Information from (S1). This discovery was reported in (S2) and is also noted in (S3), where the site is listed as MDT U5. Smallwood (S4) suggested that the limited evidence from this location represented some form of transient hunting equipment replenishment site.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1985. Archaeological Discoveries for 1984. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 30 pp 23-36. p 28.
<S3>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45. p 127.
<S4>Article in Serial: Smallwood, J. 1995. Postglacial Hunter-Gatherers. A review of the evidence for their presence in north-west Norfolk. The Annual. The Bulletin of the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group. No 4 pp 9-17. p 13.

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