Record Details

NHER Number:14056
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and prehistoric flints

Summary

Mesolithic and prehistoric worked flints including a microlithic blade core and two blades were found in this garden around 1978.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6133 0309
Map Sheet:TF60SW
Parish:DOWNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1978 or before. Stray Find.
Several prehistoric worked flints found in garden of 7 The Towers. These were brought to the King's Lynn Museum where they were identified as comprising:
1 unfinished "slug knife" (4.5cm long by 1.5cm wide, rounded one end, the other apparently unfinished - some cortex remaining. Unpatinated grey flint.
2 microliths or waste flakes, light fawn, c. 3cm long. Other similar flakes had apparently been found here previously.
Information from (S1).

Finds from this site, presumably including those described above, were subsequently given to the King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1985.180). This small assemblage was examined by J. J. Wymer (NAU), who identified:
1 microlithic core.
2 blades (these probably the possible microliths that had previously been examined)
4 flakes, including one with edge retouch.
1 spall, broken and burnt.

W. Milligan (NCM), 26 September 1985. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • DEBITAGE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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