Record Details

NHER Number:4957
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flint finds

Summary

In the early 1900s a range of Neolithic worked flint objects were found, including axeheads, picks and arrowheads.

Images - none

Location

Parish:CRANWICH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1 celt about 1904-5 (S1).
1 celt about 1905-6 (S10).
1 flat pear-shaped celt with ridged back 15.5cm by 6.8cm (6.1" x 2.7"). About 1911 (S1), (S2).
Cambridge University of Archaeology and Ethnology (CUMAE).

Flint knife about 1904-5 (S1).
Polished or igneous in CUMAE.
Sandy site type Neolithic flints (CUMAE; (S4).

About 1909.
1. Partly ground flint axe (S5).
2. About1908. Partly ground axe with ridged faces - square butt, expanded cutting edges. CUMAE (S5), (S6).

1. 1909. larger flint chipped adze, peaty ground.
2. About 1910-11. small adze - triangular with sharp sides.
3. About 1911 Elongate chipped adze. CUMAE (S7), (S8), (S9), (S10), (S11).
4. About 1904-5. Arrowhead 1 chisel ended unusually large arrowhead (?) 1916. (S12), (S13) CUMAE.

1 pick, found about 1904-5 (S1).
1 pick found about 1908-9 (Fabricator type) (S7) CUMAE.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ADZE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PICK (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PICK (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Cranwell.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1908. Appendix No. II. List of local objects purchased for the museum with the grants made by the society to December 1905. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XII (New Series Vol VI) pp 12-13. p 12.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1915. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Vol XIX, p 95. p 91.
<S4>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409. p 400.
<S5>Article in Serial: 1909. Appendix. Purchases by the curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology with grants from the Council. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XIII (New Series Vol VII) pp 7-11. p 7.
<S6>Article in Serial: Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Vol XIV, 1910 report. ?.
<S7>Article in Serial: 1909. Appendix II. Purchases by the curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology with grants from the Council. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XIV (New Series Vol VIII) pp 59-62. p 59.
<S8>Publication: 1910. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. p.53.
<S9>Article in Serial: 1911. Appendix II. Purchases by the curator of the museum of Archaeology and Ethnology with grants from the Council. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XV (New Series Vol IX) pp 10-12. p 10.
<S10>Article in Serial: 1908. Appendix II. Purchases by the curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology with grants from the Council. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XII (New Series Vol VI) pp 129-130. p 129.

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