Record Details

NHER Number:3332
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Two Palaeolithic retouched flakes


A Palaeolithic retouched flint flake was found in this gravel pit in 1956. A second retouched flake was found on the disturbed base of the pit in 1983.

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Grid Reference:TF 692 200
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

May 1956. Stray Find.
Palaeolithic "flake tool" found by [1] in gravel pit at 24m (80 feet) OD. Recovered 2.7m (9 feet) below surface, on top of chalky boulder clay. Held by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1956.264). Information from (S1). Discovery reported in (S2). This retouched flake in listed in (S3) and is also noted in (S4), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 December 2013.

8 August 1983. Stray Find.
Found on disturbed floor of pit.
Flint flake (length 8cm) with secondary working along one edge. Small, plain striking platform. Two major facets on dorsal face and some cortex. Rolled condition, slightly stained and patinated.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU). Held by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1983.311). Information from (S5). Also noted in (S4). Previously recorded under NHER 19425.
J. Wymer (NAU) 15 August 1983.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (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.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1956. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 3. p 3.
<S3>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 234.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 15.
<S5>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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