Record Details

NHER Number:13319
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic worked flints


The Norwich Castle Museum holds a small assemblage of Mesolithic and Mesolithic/Neolithic worked flints that were found in Brundall at some time prior to 1969. The Mesolithic pieces include a microlith and a microburin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3185 0855
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

According to (S1) the Norwich Castle Museum holds a number of Mesolithic flints from Brundall. These are listed as comprising 1 microlith and 3 flakes/blades.

There appears to have been no record of any Mesolithic finds in Brundall prior to the publication of (S1) and it is therefore uncertain where these objects were found. It is also unclear which museum collection they were identified in, although the most likely candidate is a small assemblage of "9 Mesolithic worked flints" that was accesioned in 1968 (NWHCM : 1968.816). No information is recorded on who found or donated this assemblage. The flints were examined by R. Jacobi and are listed in (S2) as comprising 1 microburin, 1 obliquely truncated bladelet, 4 blades and 3 flakes. It is noted that the blades and flakes are potentially Neolithic.

The circumstances of discovery of these finds are not recorded and the finder is also not listed. A six-figure grid reference is however recorded (TG 318 085), which is the same as the estimated grid reference given for the finds from Brundall listed in (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 May 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • MICROBURIN (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • MICROLITH (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.
---Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10169.
<S1>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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