|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from High Fen|
Fenland fieldwalking in December 1986 recovered a number of prehistoric flints and pot boilers. In addition to these a Bronze Age flint scraper was found.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TL 7082 9685|
|Parish:||NORTHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
18 December 1986. Fenland fieldwalking weathered ploughsoil.
Context 1: general scatter odd flints. Reference NWD AG on (S1).
Includes Bronze Age Scraper - F. Healy (NAU).
Context 2: at 7079 9701 concentration pot boilers sparse, and couple of flints, on ridge of gravelly loam, 17m (northwest-southeast) x 14m (northeast-southwest) at 1.2m OD. Reference NWD 10 on (S1).
Context 3: at 7078 9695 concentration sparse pot boilers on ridge of gravelly loam, 11m diameter at 1.4m OD. Reference NWD 11 on (S1).
Context 4: at 7077 9678 concentration pot boilers moderate to abundant many derived from rounded pebbles. On ridge of gravelly loam. One large chunk of bone but not taken. Area 23m (northwest-southeast) x 21m (northeast-southwest), 0.6-0.2m OD. Reference NWD 12 on (S1).
Context 5: at 7072 9681 concentration pot boilers, sparse, ridge of gravelly loam. Area 21m (northwest-southeast) x 12m (northeast-southwest) at 1.8m OD. Reference NWD 13 on (S1).
Finds held by NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 18 December 1986.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).
- BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
- LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 10. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 11. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 12. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 13. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AG. FENS. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S1>||Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52. |
|<S2>||Archive: Fenland Folders. |
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