Record Details

NHER Number:24082
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Burnt flints and multi-period prehistoric worked flints

Summary

Fieldwalking undertaken in 1987 as part of the Fenland Project identified several scatters of prehistoric worked and burnt flint. The worked flints including pieces of ?Mesolithic, Early Neolithic, Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age and ?Bronze Age date.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 6905 1020
Map Sheet:TF61SE
Parish:SHOULDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

14 October 1987. Fenland Project fieldwalking.
Good weathered soil, wide spaced rows of onions. Several sites identified:

Site ??? (Context 1).
General spread of flints across gravely sand ridge. Small scatter of pot boilers of which only one noted.

Site SHD AW (TF 6913 1012; Context 2).
No concentration other than Context 3-4 but small group of worked flints. These flints included two regular, patinated blades of possible Mesolithic date, a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age chisel arrowhead (TF 6910 1005) and a ?Bronze Age step-flaked scraper.

Site SHD 13 (TF 6903 1014; Context 3).
On spine of ridge with gentle slope to north. Sparse concentration of flints with one or two possible prehistoric pottery sherds. Max dimensions 49m N/S x 21m E/W. The flints appeared to be of Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date and included an Early Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead fragment and a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age 'thumbnail' scraper.

Site SHD 14 (TF 6898 1032; Context 4).
On south-facing slope of ridge above peat-filled channel. Sparse concentration of 'pot boilers'. Max dimensions 30m N/S x 28m E/W.

Finds held by NCM. For further information see project archive (S1) and final publication (S2).
R. Silvester (NAU) 15 October 1987. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • 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)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • THUMB NAIL SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: 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.

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