|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Bronze Age hearth|
A Bronze Age hearth was excavated in 1968. Bronze Age and Beaker pottery, and a bone awl and spear were recovered from the site, which is associated with a number of other Beaker sites in the immediate area.
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1968. Just outside Poor Ground, 2 adjacent hearths about 2.7m (9') apart, cleaned by , about 30cm (1ft) deep to top. Flat.
1 made of chalk and large pebbles and 2 made of just chalk, lying on natural sand.
Sherds scattered between hearths and 3 pointed bone implements 2 ?awl, 1 ?spear.
Sherds mainly Late Bronze Age affinities with Deverel-Rimbury. 1 stray Beaker sherd.
Small hearth 1 is 0.9m x 0.6m (3' x 2') and 2 is 1.08m x 1.8m (3' 7" x 6').
Site 13.7m (15 yds) from Food vessel site.
About 731m (800 yds) southeast of Blackdyke Farm.
E.B. Green (NCM)
Plan in file.
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 (S1) and (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006
- HEARTH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- OCCUPATION SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hockwold-Cum-wilton. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|<S1>||Monograph: Bamford, H. 1982. Beaker Domestic Sites in the Fen Edge and East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 16. |
|<S2>||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)|
|5309||Related to: Beaker occupation site (Monument)|
|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)|
|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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