|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Mesolithic or later quarzite macehead|
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.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 0790 9682|
|Parish:||BESTHORPE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
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.
- FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
- PEBBLE MACE? (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
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|<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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