Record Details

NHER Number:5084
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Flint flake of possible Palaeolithic date, Buckenham Tofts (Stanford marginal)


At some time prior to 1921, a flint flake of possible Palaeolithic date was found at Buckenham Tofts. The exact location and circumstances of its discovery are unknown.

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Full description

Pre 1921. Stray Find.
A prehistoric flint from Buckenham Tofts (Stanford), described as a "rechipped palaeolithic flake", was exhibited at a meeting of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia by H. H. Halls in February 1921 (S1). Information from (S2). This object is also noted in (S3) and (S4), although in both case there is only a reference to (S1). As this object has not been available for examination since it was first reported its nature remains uncertain.
T. Clough (NAU). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 April 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1921. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt III (for 1920-21) pp 463-467. p 464.
<S2>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 229.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 51.

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