|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Palaeolithic gouge and Neolithic axehead (possibly the same object)|
At an unspecified date a Neolithic axehead was found in the nursery here. Possibly the same object as a 'Palaeolithic gouge' recorded by W. G. Clarke in 1906.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 024 917|
|Parish:||QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
In 1934 H. Apling exhibited an "ochreous axe" of possible Neolithic date at a meeting of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia (S1). This object was described as peat stained, measuring 4in [10 cm] by 2in [5cm] and had been found 18in [46cm] "down in nursery" on Sir Hugh Beevor's estate at Hargham. Information from (S2).
According to (S2) this is possible the site where a small Palaeolithic 'gouge' was found on the surface in 1906; a find noted in (S3). The record card is not entirely clear, but it appears to suggest that this may be the same object as that which was later described as a Neolithic axe.
P. Watkins (HES), 9 April 2013.
- FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 10001 BC?)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- GOUGE? (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 10001 BC?)
- FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: 1934. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol VII Pt III pp 427-430. p 427. |
|<S2>||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. |
|<S3>||Publication: Clarke, W.G.. Ms 126. |
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