Record Details

NHER Number:17960
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic/Neolithic flint adzes

Summary

Two Mesolithic (or possibly Neolithic) flaked flint adzes were found close together on the surface here at some time before 1982.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 848 425
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM OVERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1982. Stray Find.
Found 'some years before' 1982 on surface and 'close together' (grid reference approximate):
2 prehistoric flint adzes, both of triangular section:
(i) White patinated flint with iron staining. 13.5cm long x 4cm maximum width. See illustration in file (S1).
(ii) Brown flint. 10cm by 4cm maximum width. (S2).
Farmer did not report them before as he thought they were 'just a couple of old scrapers'.
Information via [1].
Potentially Mesolithic?
E. Rose (NAU), 18 February 1982.

R. Jacobi (British Museum) now believes that triangular-sectioned axes are Neolithic not Mesolithic, and therefore these should be indexed under Neolithic as well as Mesolithic.
A. Lawson (NAU), 22 March 1982.

However Jacobi has since identified similar axes from Hampstead Heath as Mesolithic.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 March 1982.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ADZE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1982. Drawing of a Mesolithic/Neolithic flint adze from Burham Overy. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1982. Drawing of a Mesolithic/Neolithic flint adze from Burham Overy. Paper. 1:1.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2020 Norfolk Historic Environment Service