Record Details

NHER Number:14540
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic or later quarzite macehead

Summary

A prehistoric irregular discoidal macehead made from quartzite was discovered here when a dyke was dug. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0790 9682
Map Sheet:TM09NE
Parish:BESTHORPE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1979. Stray Find.
Found whilst digging dyke:
1 prehistoric irregular discoidal quartzite macehead with 'hour-glass' perforation. Donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1979.93). See sketch (S1). Information from (S2).
Probably what would now be described as a pebble mace. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 April 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PEBBLE MACE? (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1979. Sketch of a possible Mesolithic or later quartzite pebble mace from Besthorpe. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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