Record Details

NHER Number:29416
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found here in 1993.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 077 980
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

January 1993. Stray Find.
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Broken in antiquity; original form probably cordate or pointed ovate. Made of black flint, now with an iron stained patina. See drawing (S1).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.
This discovery was first reported in (S2). It is also noted on (S3) as a possible Type N handaxe (typically associated with Late Middle Palaeolithic activity). It is also listed in (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 February 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 25 February 2014.

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: Robins, P. 1993. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Morley. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 104-115. p 104.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Morley.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-3, No.1.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22597.

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