Record Details

NHER Number:28225
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint flake from Spong Heath


A Palaeolithic worked flint flake was found on the surface of an area that had recently been cleared of trees by the Forestry Commission.

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Grid Reference:TL 9440 9387
Map Sheet:TL99SW

Full description

26 September 1990. Fieldwalking.
Found on surface of sandy gravel in area cleared by Forestry Commission and recently restocked (Site A):
1 prehistoric flint flake. Very bulbous primary flake, slightly stained and rolled. Condition dates as Palaeolithic. Bold chippings of edges may be artificial retouch or natural crushing.
Identified by J.J. Wymer (NAU). See NHER 8992 for details of other finds found on Spong Heath at this time.
This discovery was reported in (S1) and the flake is also described and sketched on (S2).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 24 November 1990. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 April 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • RETOUCHED FLAKE? (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1992. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1991. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt III pp 362-370. p 363.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Hockham.

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