Record Details

NHER Number:3026
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe

Summary

In 1958 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was recovered from a gravel quarry at this location.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0954 1785
Map Sheet:TG01NE
Parish:GREAT WITCHINGHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 1958. Stray Find.
Found in hopper at gravel pit:
1 Palaeolithic "Acheulian" flint handaxe. Information from (S1). This discovery was reported in (S2) and is also listed in (S3). Although this object remains in private hands, it is described in (S4) as a handaxe of Wymer type F a/i , 15cm long, suggesting that it had been seen by Wymer. It is also noted in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 May 2014.

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: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
---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>Serial: 1958. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. Vol 5. p 5.
<S3>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 232.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 55.
<S5>Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). W&Y-2, No.5.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22577.

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