Record Details

NHER Number:24145
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic handaxe


In 1987 a Palaeolithic handaxe was recovered from the surface of a field here. This example was scratched and had suffered both ancient and recent breakage. This find forms part of large scatter NHER 29631.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0244 9219
Map Sheet:TM09SW

Full description

1987. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on surface of field:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Thick-butted cordate, 12cm long with a little removed from the tip by ancient and recent breaks. Flaked all over, no cortex remaining. Scratched and with crushed edges as if from solifluction deposit. Stained and patinated but recent break exposes good quality black flint.
See drawing (S1).
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU) October 1987. Information from (S2).
This discovery was first reported in (S3). The handaxe is also noted on (S4) and in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 09 April 2013.

Part of large scatter NHER 29631.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1987. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Quidenham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1988. Archaeological Discoveries for 1987. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 33 pp 30-56. p 51.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Quidenham.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. p 103.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22854.

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