Record Details

NHER Number:8226
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet adze


In 1959 a broken Mesolithic flint tranchet adze was recovered at this spot. This object was originally identified as a Neolithic pick.

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Grid Reference:TG 3700 2579
Map Sheet:TG32NE

Full description

1959. Stray Find.
1 prehistoric broken chipped flint pick. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1959.317). Information from (S1).
Although originally recorded as Neolithic (and listed as such in the museum's records) this object was subsequently re-identified by R. Jacobi as the butt end of a Mesolithic tranchet adze. See description in (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 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. Stalham.
<S2>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10363.

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