Record Details

NHER Number:23453
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint flake


A Palaeolithic primary flint flake was found on the surface of this field in 1987. Metal-detecting in 2016 recovered medieval/post-medieval vessel fragments.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0292 1243
Map Sheet:TG01SW

Full description

January 1987. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on drilled field on north side of the River Tudd, north-east of Stone Road Bridge, at about flood plain level (field very gravelly and majority of flints stained brown):
1 Palaeolithic flint flake. Primary flake of deeply stained ochreous flint. Very rolled with ancient edge damage.
This discovery was reported in (S1) and the flake itself was subsequently donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1999.1.14.3). See sketch on reverse of (S2).
J. Wymer (NAU) 27 February 1987. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 May 2013.

October 2016. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [2].
3 medieval/post-medieval vessel fragments.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 31 January 2017. Amended E. McDonald (HES), 7 February 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1100 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1988. Archaeological Discoveries for 1987. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 33 pp 30-56. p 43.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Dereham.

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