Record Details

NHER Number:24315
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of prehistoric burnt flints at Little West Fen

Summary

Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a few prehistoric worked flints including a Beaker period scraper. A concentration of prehistoric burnt flints was found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 613 966
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

23 February 1988. Fenland fieldwalking. Little West Fen.
Good conditions, well weathered ploughsoil.

Context 1. HLG BV.
Couple of flints, no lithic concentrations.
Includes Beaker scraper - F. Healy (NAU).

Context 2 at 6120 9661. HLG 17.
On loamy sand sloping to fen on west. 31m northwest to southeast x 25m northeast to southwest at 3.7m OD.
Concentration pot boilers sparse but no flint.
R. Silvester (NAU), 23 February 1988.

For full details of wares, flint types, etc. see (S1).

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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 17. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG BV. 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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