Record Details

NHER Number:24485
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age and medieval finds

Summary

Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey in 1988 recovered a scatter of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age worked flints. Later metal-detecting in 1991 and 2016 recovered a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint sickle fragment; a Middle Bronze Age dagger still containing one of the rivets that was used to attach the blade to the handle and a medieval lead weight.

Images

  • Neolithic sickle from NHER 24485  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TL 72 95
Map Sheet:TL79NW
Parish:METHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

14 March 1988. Fenland fieldwalking.
Conditions: ploughed and weathered, but ruued.
MTW FM.
Odd flints scattered across southern half of field - mainly chalky loam. Northern half of field not ready for walking.
R. Silvester (NAU), 11 March 1988.

Flints Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age.
F. Healy (NAU).

Is ruued a mis-spelling of rolled?
E. Rose (NAU).

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

December 1991. Metal detecting find. [1]. Context 2 at [2].
Middle Bronze Age dagger, one loose rivet, one missing; belongs to Burgess Group II (S2); curved hilt line visible on one side.
See (S3) and (S4).
E.B. Green (NCM), 8 May 1992.

January-February 2016. Metal-detecting. [3].
Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint sickle fragment.
Medieval lead weight.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 July 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SICKLE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • DAGGER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • WEIGHT (12th Century to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW FM. FENS.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Article in Serial: Burgess. 1963. B.A. dirks & pariers as illustrated by examples from Durham & N'umberland.. Trans. Archit. & Archaeol. Soc. Durham & Northumbe. Vol 1, pp 3-26.
<S3>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S4>Illustration: White, S.. 1992. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age dagger.. Card. 1:1.

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