Record Details

NHER Number:24913
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mesolithic flints and later finds

Summary

A number of Mesolithic worked flints, including blades, microburins and a microlithic, found on road embankments. Burnt flints and sherds of prehistoric and medieval pottery were also recovered. The soil for these embankments was believed to have come from a nearby hill that was cut through by the new road.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6185 0080
Map Sheet:TF60SW
Parish:DENVER, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 1979. Stray Find.
Various finds, the majority from two embankments on the new A10 re-alignment. The soil for these embankments had come from a sand and carstone hill which the new road was cut through. The finds found are as follows:
60 Mesolithic and undatable prehistoric flints, mostly blades (2cm-7cm long) but also scrapers, retouched flakes, microburins and 1 "fine" microlith. Some are patinated. See finder's drawings (S1).
6 ?prehistoric pottery sherds and 'pot boilers' [burnt flints].
Medieval pottery sherds.
See letter from finder in file.
Grid reference provided by finder.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 15 November 1988. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 August 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (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)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • MICROBURIN (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Drown, G. 1979. Drawings of Mesolithic flint blades and microlith from Denver. Paper. 1:1.

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