|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Concentration of prehistoric burnt flints from field west of Ash Hill Wood|
Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric burnt and worked flints including a Beaker period flint scraper. A sparse spread of prehistoric burnt flints and a prehistoric flint flake were also identified.
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|Grid Reference:||TL 6245 9663|
|Parish:||HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
21 December 1987. Fenland fieldwalking. Field west of Ash Hill Wood.
Young cereal, weathered soil.
Context 1. HLG BE.
General scatter odd flints, pot boilers extending across track to north.
Includes a Beaker period scraper identified by F. Healy (NAU).
Context 2 at 6246 9651. HLG 8.
Sparse spread of pot boilers and single flint flake included with context 1 finds. Sandy loam soil. 47m east to west x 42m
north to south at 4.9m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 21 December 1987.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).
- BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
- FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- SCRAPER (TOOL) (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 8. FENS. |
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG BE. FENS. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52. |
|<S1>||Archive: Fenland Folders. |
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