Record Details

NHER Number:11478
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic flint 'disc' (Fring, marginal)


The British Museum holds an object described as a Palaeolithic flint 'disc' that was found at an unknown date somewhere in the parish of Fring. No further information is available and it is doubful whether this object is actually Palaeolithic.

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Full description

1902. Stray Find.
According to (S1) the British Museum hold a Palaeolithic flint "disc" that was found at Fring. This object is listed in the museum's records as a Palaeolithic handaxe (2011,8117.65), although it is not listed as such in either (S2) or (S3).
According to (S4) W. G. Clarke's notes in the NRO (MS 128) record that this object was found in 1902 "..on Peddars Way". The Peddar's Way (NHER 1289) forms the western boundary of Fring parish. A later note on (S4) suggests that Wymer saw this object in 1996 and identified it as potentially natural.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT? (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 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 - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8.
<S3>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Fring; Norfolk (notes on BM collections).

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