Record Details

NHER Number:3331
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flake from Sugar Fen

Summary

A rolled and stained Palaeolithic flint flake was found on Sugar Fen during the 1960s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6910 2060
Map Sheet:TF62SE
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1960-1965. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on Sugar Fen:
1 Palaeolithic flint flake. Now held by King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 2001.530). Listed in (S1).
Information from (S2).
This object is described on (S3) and in (S4) as a rolled and stained large finishing flake. Wymer notes that the fen peat is broken by gravelly patches and that this flake may well have come from one of these.

It should be noted that Sugar Fen is actually in Grimston parish, not Leziate as recorded by (S1) and (S4). Although (S1) only gives a general grid reference, a precise location is given by (S4) - this is also listed in (S3) and was taken from the KLM's records.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 234.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Grimston (Sugar Fen).
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 15.

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