Record Details

NHER Number:39843
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric flint working debris at Anglian Water Inlet Main, Two Mile Bottom

Summary

A watching brief in 2003 revealed large quantities of flint-working debris, suggesting production of flint implements in this area in the prehistoric period. In addition, a single piece of Bronze Age pottery was found. In the southern area of investigation, two post medieval copper alloy artefacts were discovered: a small, decorative ring and a coin of George II.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 85896 86163
Map Sheet:TL88NE
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

December 2003. Watching Brief.
Monitored the excavation of a trench for a new Anglian Water inlet main. Contexts 1-21 used.
Three hundred and fifty-seven pieces of struck flint, fifty-three fragments of burnt flint, one sherd of Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age Beaker pottery and a post-medieval metal object were recovered. This provides evidence of prehistoric activity in this area, with flint-working debitage suggesting temporary prehistoric settlement within the vicinity.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA) 22 February 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DEBITAGE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DENTICULATE (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • KNIFE (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (18th Century - 1727 AD to 1760 AD)
  • TOY (18th Century to 19th Century - 1727 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Ames, J. 2004. An Archaeological Watching Brief at an Anglian Water Inlet Main, Two Mile Bottom, Thetford. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 918.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 587.

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