Record Details

NHER Number:25522
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and later prehistoric worked flints and multi-period pottery and metal objects

Summary

Metal detecting and fieldwalking between 1989 and 2003 recovered over five hundred worked flints from this area, including Late Upper Palaeolithic blade cores and a flake; a Late Upper Palaeolithic/Mesolithic blade and at least two Mesolithic cores. The other flints were largely undiagnostic later prehistoric pieces, the notable exceptions being a possible unfinished Early Neolithic laurel leaf; an unfinished Neolithic arrowhead and polished axe and several Beaker period and Late Neolithic scrapers. Pottery sherds of Iron Age to post medieval date and a number of Roman, Middle Saxon and later metal objects have also been found. Notable metal finds include a Roman brooch, a Middle Saxon pin and a Late Saxon coin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL79SE
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1989-1990. Metal detecting finds.
Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval metalwork.
See list in file.
E. Rose (NAU).

Before 20 April 2002. Fieldwalking.
Surface finds, including material from trackway running from southeast corner to the east.
?Mesolithic blades.
Neolithic worked flints.
Roman potsherd.
See list in file (this list is currently missing - P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 April 2002.

Before 13 June 2002. Fieldwalking.
In lower part of field. Various prehistoric flints including axe/adze of Mesolithic or (more probably) Early Neolithic date. The remainder of the assemblage was probably Neolithic, including two scrapers, a retouched flake fragment and two retouched blade-like flakes. See file for descriptions by P. Robins (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 June 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013.

Note this area overlaps with another NHER site 37287.

Before 27 June 2002. Fieldwalking.
Over forty prehistoric flints including a retouched blade and a blade-like flake of Mesolithic or possibly late Upper Palaeolithic date and two Mesolithic cores. The other pieces are of Neolithic or Bronze Age date, including four single platform flake cores, a possible multi-platform core fragment, thirteen scrapers (two Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age), nine borers, four retouched flakes, five unmodified flakes, three natural fragments and a hammerstone.
See file for descriptions by P. Robins (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 October 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013.

Before early September 2002. Fieldwalking.
Various prehistoric worked flints including a Late Upper Palaeolithic blade core and Mesolithic cores and flakes.
Early Neolithic and undatable prehistoric worked flints were also found.
Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Medieval brick fragments.
Lava quern fragments.
See lists with drawings of two flints in file (this list is currently missing - P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013). These discoveries were reported in (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 October 2002.

Before 18 October 2002. Surface find.
Late Neolithic polished axe.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 November 2002.

June/July 2003. Fieldwalking.
Over three hundred worked flints including a chopper, a hammerstone, fifteen scrapers, four borers, 30 retouched pieces, 34 cores and more than 170 flakes. Apart from a possible unfinished Neolithic arrowhead, these pieces were not closely datable (or at least no dates have been suggested).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 July 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013.

July/August 2003. Fieldwalking.
Two hundred and fifty-six worked flints including a possible Early Neolithic unfinished laurel leaf and three scrapers of possible Late Neolithic date. The remaining pieces are less diagnostic, including sixteen scrapers, six borers, 41 retouched pieces, 21 cores and 144 flakes.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 September 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013.

2003. Fieldwalking.
In southeast part [2], Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds, lava quern, medieval and post medieval roofing tiles.
Medieval brick and unusual post medieval brick.
See list and sketch plan in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 November 2003.

The gazetteer in (S2) records that this site has produced 2 Late Upper Palaeolithic long blade cores (one unsuccessful). These were presumably amongst the finds recorded above.
P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BORER (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BORER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CHOPPER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LAUREL LEAF? (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: 2001. Finds Illustration.
---Unpublished Document: Robins, P.A.. Lithic Report.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2003. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 356-368. p 357.
<S2>Article in Serial: Robins, P. and Wymer, J. 2006. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Long Blade) Industries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 86-95. p 93.

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