Record Details

NHER Number:2646
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Three Palaeolithic flint handaxes (Swaffham, marginal)

Summary

Around 1966 three Palaeolithic flint handaxes were recovered from the parish of Swaffham. The exact location and nature of this discovery are unclear.

Images - none

Location

Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1966. Stray Find.
Apparently found somewhere in Swaffham parish around 1966:
3 Palaeolithic flint handaxes. Information from (S1). See drawings (S2), (S3) and (S4). It appears that no further information was ever supplied.

From the drawings it is clear that these handaxes were of markedly different forms. One would be classed as pointed (even though it is missing its tip), one is cordate (possibly of Middle Palaeolithic type?) and the third is much more sub-cordate/oval.

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 3 June 2013.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1966. Drawing of a pointed Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Swaffham. Card. Unknown.
<S3>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1966. Drawing of a cordate Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Swaffham. Card. Unknown.
<S4>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1966. Drawing of an ovate Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Swaffham. Card. Unknown.

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