|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Mesolithic/Early Neolithic worked flints and burnt flint scatter|
Fieldwalking undertaken as part of the Fenland Project identified a scatter of burnt flints. Three worked flints of possible Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date were also recovered in this field.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 6638 1306|
|Parish:||WORMEGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
6 March 1987. Fenland Project fieldwalking.
Field south of Mill Fen Drain. Weathered and rolled ploughsoil.
Site WGY BC (Context 1).
General scatter of worked flints. This small assemblage comprised 1 flake, 1 small blade and 1 serrated blade; these all potentially Mesolithic or Early Neolithic.
Site WGY 16 (TF 6665 1300; Context 2)
On both arms of roddon spreading across intervening hollow. Abundant spread of 'pot boilers' but no worked flint. Maximum dimensions 71m N/S x 38m E/W.
Finds in NCM. For further details see project archive (S1) and final publication (S2).
R. Silvester (NAU), 23 March 1987.
October 2007. ALSF NHER Enhancement Sub-Unit D.
Interpreted as a pot boiler site.
Information from (S2).
M. Dennis (NLA), 1 October 2007.
- BURNT MOUND? (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
- POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
- FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
- SERRATED BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S1>||Archive: Fenland Folders. |
|<S2>||Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45. p 144. |
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