|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Early Bronze Age axehead and flint knife|
It is recorded that an Early Bronze Age stone axehead and flint dagger were recovered from a gravel pit in the parish of Tottenhill. These may be the remnants of an Early Bronze Age burial group.
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|Parish:||TOTTENHILL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Pre 1970. Stray Find.
"Found in a gravel pit" at Tottenhill:
Stone battle-axe of Beaker (Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age) type. See drawing (S1). Noted in (S2).
Petrology N.137, Group XVIII quartz dolerite - see (S3) and (S4).
Found at the same time:
Flint dagger of Beaker (Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age) type. See drawing (S5), a reworked version of which was produced in 2011 (S6).
Probably the remnants of a Beaker burial group.
Both objects are held by NCM (NWHCM : 1970.476).
Information from (S7).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 February 2018.
- FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
- INHUMATION? (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
- BATTLEAXE (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- DAGGER (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Illustration: Milligan, W. F. 1964. Drawing of a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age 'Beaker-type' stone battleaxe. Card. 1:1. |
|<S2>||Article in Serial: Roe, F. E. S. 1966. The Battle-Axe Series in Britain. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol XXXII pp 199-245. No 140. |
|<S3>||Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155. |
|<S4>||Article in Serial: Williams-Thorpe, O., Webb, P. C. and Jones, M. C. 2003. Non-destructive geochemical and magnetic characterisation of Group XVIII dolerite stone axes and shaft-hole implements from England. Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol 30 pp 1237-1267. |
|<S5>||Illustration: Milligan, W. F. 1964. Drawing on a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age 'Beaker-type' flint dagger. Card. 1:1. |
|<S6>||Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2011. Drawing of an Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age 'Beaker-type' flint dagger. Film. 1:1. |
|<S7>||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Tottenhill. |
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