Record Details

NHER Number:5040
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated inhumation and Neolithic flint flake

Summary

In 1974 a collection of human skeletal remains were recovered from a trench here. The size of the trench suggested a contracted inhumation but no date was assigned to this burial. A flint flake from a polished Neolithic flint axe was also recovered from the trench spoil.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 8435 9586
Map Sheet:TL89NW
Parish:STANFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1974. In slit trench in battle area.
Human skeletal remains apparently head to west; size of trench suggests contracted inhumation no grave pit visible. Fragments of cranium, vertebrae, pelvis and femur recovered.
Site visited by E. B. Green (NCM) and T. H. Mck. Clough (NAU) on 15 August 1974. Some bone brought to NCM for C. Wells to analyse.
E. Rose (NAU).

Also in spoil, flake from Neolithic polished axe.
T. H. Mck. Clough (NAU).

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Undated)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hilborough.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hilboruogh.

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