Record Details

NHER Number:5939
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead, River Thet

Summary

In 1975 a Neolithic polished stone axehead was dredged from the River Thet. Later, in 1984, diving at this location recovered a skull fragment of unknown date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8737 8260
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1974. Casual Find.
A small polished stone axe was dredged from the river Thet at Nun's Bridges. The axe has a sharply bevelled cutting edge and measures 3.6in long, with a maximum width of 2.2in.
Stone imp petrology no. N213.
See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2).
A. K. Gregory (NAU) 9 October 1975.

1984. Casual Find.
An undated skull fragment was recovered whilst diving.
Information from (S2).
W. F. Milligan 29 July 1985.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS? (Unknown date)
  • HUMAN REMAINS? (Undated)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T. 1975. Drawing of a small Neolithic polished stone axe. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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