Record Details

NHER Number:7336
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:?Palaeolithic and Neolithic flint implements

Summary

Two prehistoric core tools were recovered in this field during harvesting in 1967. One was identified as a Neolithic part-polished adze and the other as a ?unfinished axehead. It has been suggested that the latter may actually be a Palaeolithic handaxe.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 1418 2630
Map Sheet:TG12NW
Parish:CAWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Autumn 1967. Stray Find.
Found while lifting carrots (then placed in farm road):
1 Neolithic chipped flint adze (cutting edge slightly polished).
1 ?Neolithic flint axe (?unfinished).
Information from (S1).
Both objects were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1967.200). The object initially recorded as a ?unfinished axehead was subsequently identified by P. Robins (NCM) as a potentially Palaeolithic implement.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 September 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE? (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Cawston.

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