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. NAU watching brief on the pumping station and a short pipeline easement. Contexts 1-21 used.
Three hundred and fifty-seven pieces of struck flint, fifty-three fragments of burnt flint, one sherd of Bronze Age Beaker pottery and a post medieval metal object were recovered during the watching brief. This provides evidence of prehistoric activity in this area, with flint-working debitage suggesting temporary prehistoric settlement within the vicinity.
See (S1) for further details.
See also (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA) 22 February 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DEBITAGE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 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 (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1727 AD to 1760 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1727 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Ames, J.. 2004. NAU Report No. 918. An Archaeological Watching Brief at an Anglian Water Inlet Main, Two Mile Bottom, Thetford..
<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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