Record Details

NHER Number:21122
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, Ringers Farm (Colby, marginal)


At some time prior 1984 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the land of Ringers Farm Colby. The exact location of this discovery is not known.

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Full description

Pre 1984. Stray Find.
Presumed surface find by [1], somewhere on land of Ringers Farm (farmhouse located at TG 208 296):
1 Palaeolithic ovate flint handaxe. 12cm long, rolled condition, stained brown over dendritic patination. Some recent fractures. Reported by [2].
Identified and compiled by J. J. Wymer (NAU), 28 January 1985.
Information from (S1).
This discovery was first reported in (S2) and is also noted in (S3) and (S4), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 June 2014.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Article in serial: 1986. Archaeological Discoveries for 1985. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 31 pp 53-89. p 70.
<S3>Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Region 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). p 49.
<S4>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22536.

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