Record Details

NHER Number:13350
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Beaker period site

Summary

Fragments of Beaker period pottery were recovered in a gravel pit at this site. Further work uncovered a series of pits filled with Beaker pottery, an area of burning and a hollow with residual topsoil. The pits possibly represent postholes for wooden structures. Roman and Iron Age pottery has also been recovered from the site along with a large number of Neolithic worked flints.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2425 0468
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1978. Found in pit fill in side of gravel quarry.
Beaker domestic ware and flints.
Second find 90m south in southeast corner of pit.

28 February and 1 March 1978. Visit.
A number of small pits were revealed beneath the ploughsoil along a narrow strip about 35m long in the extreme east of the gravel pit. Pottery and flints were recovered from these features.
See (S1).
A. Lawson (NAU), 1978.

June 1978.
On stripped surface before quarrying, about this area, Roman mortarium sherd with hooked flange.

1979.
Large quantity Iron Age sherds.

1984. Found in gravel pit.
Leaf arrowhead, two scrapers, petit tranchet derivative arrowhead, two small single platform cores, forty nine flakes, some with slight retouch, one pot boiler.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
J. J. Wymer (NAU), 5 August 1985.

October 2012.
Grid reference/location revised, based on information in (S1). Formerly located at [1].
D. Robertson (HES), 16 October 2012.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT BOILER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Thesis: Garrow, D.. 2006. Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia. during the Neolithic and Early Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Lawson, A.. 1978. A domestic Beaker Site at Caistor St Edmund.

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