Record Details

NHER Number:6590
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished stone axehead


In 1913 a Neolithic ground stone axehead was recovered from an unknown location within Sustead.

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Full description

Ground stone axehead.
Examined petrologically (N2) and shown to be a fine grained tuff from Pike of Stickle, Great Langdale (Group VI). Geological Survey Enquiry 1213.
See (S1) (exhibited to the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia on 23 March 1914) and (S2).
Held by NCM, formerly part of the F. Barclay Collection, and before that the J. Cox Collection.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Sustead.
<S1>Article in serial: 1914. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol I Pt IV (for 1913-14) pp 485-491. p 490.
<S2>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.

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