|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Mesolithic or later pebble macehead|
A Mesolithic or later pebble macehead was found at this spot in 1857.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TM 285 875|
|Parish:||DENTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1857. Stray Find.
Perforated stone object found in turnip field nearly opposite rectory. Information from (S1), which describes it as a "…stone axe-hammer (pebble) 4 1/2 inches [11.5cm] long". This object was exhibited at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London in January 1860, where it was described as a "stone mall or hammer". According to (S1) is also noted in (S3).
This object is now held by the Ashmolean Museum (1927.3505, Evans Collection, ex Spalding) and is identified by both (S4) and (S5) as a pebble macehead. These objects are not closely datable having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 January 2014.
- FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
- PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Denton. |
|<S2>||Article in Serial: 1859-1860. [proceedings of meeting held Thursday January 19th 1860]. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. 2nd Series Vol I pp 63-77. p 64. |
|<S3>||Article in Serial: Spalding, F. 1878. Notes on Stone Implements. Proceedings of the Norwich Geological Society. Vol I pp 30-31. p 31. |
|<S4>||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S5>||Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 205. |
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