Record Details

NHER Number:1658
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible reflaked Palaeolithic implement, Peddar's Way (Fring, marginal)

Summary

An unusual flaked flint square axehead was found near the Peddar's Way at Fring by W. G. Clarke around 1902. This was thought to be a Palaeolithic object that had been reflaked during the Neolithic.

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Location

Parish:FRING, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

?1902. Stray Find.
Flint axe found by W. G. Clarke on the Peddar's Way at Fring (the line of this routeway forms the western edge of the parish). This discovery was reported in the Norwich Mercury in 1902 (S1). Described on (S2) as a remarkable axe of semi transparant yellow flint with thin crust 1.75cm (1/2 inch) thick, almost square, with one side much abraded by use. Although this find is listed as a "Sandy Site" type Neolithic object in (S3), it is noted in (S4) that it was possibly a rechipped Palaeolithic implement.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES)

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Neolithic - 500000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Neolithic - 500000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Norwich Mercury [W. G. Clarke]. 1902. 15 November.
<S2>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Fring.
<S3>Article in serial: Clark, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409. p 400.
<S4>Article in serial: Clark, W. G. 1905. Remains of the Neolithic Age in Thetford District. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt 1 (for 1904-1905) pp 25-35. p 29.

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