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.
Found by [1] in gravel pit at 80 feet [24m] O.D:
1 Palaeolithic flint "flake tool". Recovered 9 feet [2.7m] below surface, on top of chalky boulder clay. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1956.264). Information from (S1).
This discovery was reported in (S2) and it is the retouched flake/flake implement from Leziate listed in (S3). It is also noted on (S4) and in (S5) although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 December 2013.

8 August 1983. Field Visit.
Site visited by J. J. Wymer. Pit used for horse, no rubbish, clean sections.
Found on disturbed floor of pit:
1 Palaeolithic 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). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1983.311). Information from (S6). See also photograph of section and sketches on (S4). Flake noted in (S5).
Previously recorded under NHER 19425.
J. Wymer (NAU) 15 August 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 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

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 62 SE 37.
<S1>Record Card: 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>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Leziate.
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 15.
<S6>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. NHERs 3332 and 19425.

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