Record Details

NHER Number:5336
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Beaker bracer or arm guard

Summary

A Beaker stone bracer or arm guard found in 1960. This find was found about 50 metres from another Beaker arm guard, see NHER 5335, and is associated with a number of Beaker occupation sites in the immediate area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6948 8772
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Curtis Field 79.

1960.
Complete bracer of material similar to hornstone from Beacon Hill area Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire (information from [1].
Petrology N0: N148, see (S1).
Two holes (one at each end).
Surface find about 54m (60 yds) from fragment of another (see NHER 5335).
(S2) in the Illustration Library.
T. Clough (NCM)

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 (S3) and (S4) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 March 2006

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ARM GUARD (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 - Neolithic. Hockwold cum wilton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155. p 140 Fig 14.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1960. Drawing of an Early Bronze Age stone bracer or arm guard.. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Monograph: Bamford, H. 1982. Beaker Domestic Sites in the Fen Edge and East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 16.
<S4>Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78.

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5439Related to: Beaker finds (Find Spot)
5440Related to: Beaker finds (Find Spot)
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5310Related to: Beaker occupation site (Monument)
5333Related to: Beaker occupation site (Monument)
24866Related to: Beaker occupation site (Site 8) (Monument)
5308Related to: Beaker occupation site at Poor Ground and The Oaks (Monument)
5437Related to: Beaker pottery (Find Spot)
5364Related to: Beaker vessel (Find Spot)
5332Related to: Bronze Age hearth (Monument)
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5311Related to: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Beaker pottery (Find Spot)
5312Related to: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Beaker pottery (Find Spot)
5324Related to: Site of Beaker hut or shelter, The Oaks (Monument)

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