Record Details

NHER Number:14871
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxes, Horsey beach

Summary

A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on this part of the beach in around 1979. A second handaxe was found in roughly the same area during 2009.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 46 24
Map Sheet:TG42SE
Parish:HORSEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

?1979. Stray Find.
Found on sand, on high-water mark north of Horsey Gap by [1], at approximately [2]:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Cordate, straight-edged, middle/late Acheulian. In dark brown-dark grey mottled flint. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1981.422). See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2).
Described in (S3) as a beach-rolled thick ovate, Wymer Type K e/v, 11cm long. Also noted on (S4) and in (S5), (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2014.

Pre August 2009. Stray Find.
Found on beach at approximately [3]:
1 Palaeolithic small pointed ovate flint handaxe. See drawing (S8).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM). See description and map in file.
E. Darch, (NLA), 19 August 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1979. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Horsey. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 36.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Horsey (No 3).
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 50.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22549.
<S7>Article in Serial: Robins, P., Wymer, J. J. and Parfitt, S. 2008. Handaxe Finds on the Norfolk Beaches. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt III pp 412-415. p 415.
<S8>Illustration: Robins, P. 2009. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Horsey. Paper. 1:1.

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