Record Details

NHER Number:2567
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstave and undated human remains


In 1889 a plain Bronze Age palstave was found in a field in Southery. The palstave was found near a human skeleton of uncertain age, and another palstave had been reported in this field sometime prior to this discovery.

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Full description

Plain palstave - one large loop - ridges on side of face as well as central one 1889 - poor specimin - (141mm long). 'Found near a (human) skeleton in ploughing a field near Southery belonging to [1], a similar one was found in same field under same circumstances some few years since'. (Geo. Daintree of Charters - January 1889. Peterborough Museum.)
Presented 1944 - palstave from Southery (?same as [2]'s).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Similar one now in possession of [2].
Drawing (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1893. C. U. Rep.. p 479.
---Publication: Rose, C.B.. Alluvium of the Bedford Levelp.86.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Southery.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustration.

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