|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from north of String Drain|
Fenland fieldwalking in February 1987 recovered prehistoric pot boilers as well as flints of prehistoric and Early Bronze Age date.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TL 7132 9668|
|Parish:||NORTHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
9 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, weathered soil.
Context 1: general scatter of flints. Reference NWD AJ on (S1).
Context 2: at 7140 9661 concentration sparse pot boilers and few flints perhaps part of Context 1. Sandy loam with gravel. Area 13m (north-south) x 9m (east-west) at 1.5m OD. Reference NWD 24 on (S1).
Context 3: at 7144 9661 concentration of abundant pot boilers on sandy loam gravel ridge. 32m (north-south) x 29m (east-west) at 1.3m OD. Reference NWD 25 on (S1).
Context 4: at 7136 9657 concentration pot boilers, sparse but locally moderate, on flat sandy loam with gravel skirtland. Few flints only. Minimum area 53m (north-south) x less than 17m (east-west) at 1.8m OD. Reference NWD 23 on (S1).
NCM hold the finds from these contexts.
R. Silvester (NAU) 9 February 1987.
7 April 1987. Context 4 extended to west for extra 27m (east-west), paced maximum of 48m (north-south).
Context 5: at 7133 9668. Concentration abundant pot boilers across narrow sandy loam ridge 30m (northeast-southwest) x 21m (northwest-southeast) at 0.7-1m OD. Reference NWD 26 on (S1).
Context 6: at 7123 9661 small spread of flints sparse but no pot boilers. Max 27m (northwest-southeast) x 15m (northeast-southwest) at 1.7m OD. Reference NWD 27 on (S1).
The flint from this contecxt are Beaker period - F. Healy (NAU).
NCM details as above.
R. Silvester (NAU) 7 April 1987.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).
- BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
- 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 (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 23. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 24. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 25. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 26. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 27. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AJ. 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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