Record Details

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


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

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6910 2060
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

1960-1965. Stray Find.
Palaeolithic flint flake found by [1] on Sugar Fen. Held by King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 2001.530). This find is listed in (S1) and described by Wymer (S2) 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 in (S1) and (S2). Although (S1) only gives a general grid reference, a precise location is given by (S2); this taken from the KLM's records.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 December 2013.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (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.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S1>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 234.
<S2>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 15.

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