|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Beaker occupation site|
Fragments of Beaker and Bronze Age pottery have been collected from this site since the 1960s. The finds recovered from this site indicate that it was occupied during the Beaker period, and the site is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area.
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Pre 1964, probably 1959 to 1960.
Animal bones, beaver teeth and Windmill Hill pottery sherds.
Beaker and rusticated sherds.
Collection in NCM comprises 62 sherds of fine and rusticated Beaker.
Possibly Curtis site 4 and Drain Bank (Drove) Site, which was recorded as producing 'Windmill Hill', Beaker and rusticated pottery plus a near complete lugged pot. 'Windmill Hill' pottery almost certainly denotes Bronze Age plain wares. (Earlier Card corrected.)
F. Healy (NAU) 20 September 1988.
Information from (S1) by A.J. Orange 1964 and NCM accession register 1964.
This site is recorded as site 48 in (S2). This site is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area. The surface finds and excavated areas seem to be grouped in distinct clusters, although it is difficult to establish the exact relationship between them. Although the features recorded are not enough to imply a permanent settlement, the finds recovered indicate that Beaker activity in this area was more than a temporary occupation site.
See (S2) and (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- OCCUPATION SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
- OCCUPATION SITE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
- LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hockwold cum Wilton. |
|<S1>||Map: NCM. NCM Record Map. |
|<S2>||Monograph: Bamford, H. 1982. Beaker Domestic Sites in the Fen Edge and East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 16. |
|<S3>||Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78. |
|5335||Related to: Beaker bracer or arm guard (Find Spot)|
|5336||Related to: Beaker bracer or arm guard (Find Spot)|
|5439||Related to: Beaker finds (Find Spot)|
|5440||Related to: Beaker finds (Find Spot)|
|5310||Related to: Beaker occupation site (Monument)|
|5333||Related to: Beaker occupation site (Monument)|
|24866||Related to: Beaker occupation site (Site 8) (Monument)|
|5308||Related to: Beaker occupation site at Poor Ground and The Oaks (Monument)|
|5437||Related to: Beaker pottery (Find Spot)|
|5364||Related to: Beaker vessel (Find Spot)|
|5332||Related to: Bronze Age hearth (Monument)|
|5441||Related to: Neolithic and Beaker pottery (Find Spot)|
|14662||Related to: Neolithic, Beaker and Bronze Age finds (Find Spot)|
|5311||Related to: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Beaker pottery (Find Spot)|
|5312||Related to: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Beaker pottery (Find Spot)|
|5324||Related to: Site of Beaker hut or shelter, The Oaks (Monument)|
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