Record Details

NHER Number:15299
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic handaxe


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe, found in 1979 on an allotment.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6978 1609
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

August 1979. Stray Find.
Picked up on surface of allotment next to East Winch Common by [1]:
1 Palaeolithic small flint handaxe, 9cm long. Donated to King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1979.187). See copy of traced outline (S1) (on copy of King's Lynn Museum record card). Information from (S2).
This discovery was reported in (S3). Also noted on (S4) and in (S5), (S6) and (S7), although these give little additional information.

Wymer (S6) notes that East Winch common has well preserved glacial pingos, the freshness of which dates them to the Devensian Stage (the last glacial period).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 November 2013.

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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1979. Outline sketch of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from East Winch. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1981. Archaeological Discoveries for 1979. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 26 pp 19-30. p 28.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. East Winch (East Winch Common).
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 41.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. N&W-2, No. 8.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23069.

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