Record Details

NHER Number:2439
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead

Summary

A Neolithic chipped and polished flint axehead was found at Ryston End during the excavation of a trench for a new sewer.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 615 027
Map Sheet:TF60SW
Parish:DOWNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1960. Stray Find.
Found while digging trench for new sewer at Ryston End in 18 inches [46cm] of gravel resting on sand:
1 Neolithic chipped and polished flint axehead.
Recorded by C. Green (NCM). See sketch (S1).
Information from (S2). This discovery was reported in (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 February 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 SW 13.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Green, C. 1960. Sketch of a Neolithic chipped and polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Downham Market.
<S3>Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 3.

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